An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Quite simply, you will be able to use your Internet domain not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a website with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can choose what IP it is going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different providers if the same one is not able to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux hosting that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple compared to what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port info. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have at least 2 servers dealing with the same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we recognize how frustrating it may be to manage DNS records, we are going to give you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as a part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to set up an SRV record without any troubles. We also have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll have to input the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to modify the priority and the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value shows the time the record will continue existing after it's changed or erased.