An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers which run a particular service for a domain. Basically, you will be able to use your domain name not only for a website, 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 may choose what Internet Protocol it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain many different purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is unable to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every Linux website hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple than what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more difficult than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port info. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than 2 servers handling the exact 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 standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain operational after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A brand new SRV record can be created within seconds for each and every domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, which is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a rather easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to set up records through the DNS management tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to type the service, port number and protocol details plus the record value in them and the new record is going to be active shortly after that. The priority and weight options can be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You'll be able to adjust any of the two in case the other provider has asked you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record will remain live if changed or removed, may also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.