An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Basically, you’re able to use your domain name not just 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 an Internet site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can select what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every cloud hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more complex than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have no less than 2 servers dealing with the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they might also require 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 operational after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to benefit from our easy to navigate DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It's going to offer you a simple user interface to create a new record for any domain name hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you'll need to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. Also, you'll be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Furthermore, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.