An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Quite simply, you will be able to use your domain not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. When you create the SRV record, you may choose what IP it'll employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different providers if the same one is unable to provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, included with each and every Linux shared web hosting service we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The user-friendly interface is much more simple compared to what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more difficult than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than a couple of servers dealing with the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new SRV record for each and every domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than several mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool in your Hepsia website hosting CP, you are able to create any record that you need and when you select SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must enter the record value, the service, the protocol along with the port number and you'll be set. In addition, if the other service provider requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have lots of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a given service. Also, you can define how long the new SRV record will remain active in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.