An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers which run a specific service for a domain. Quite simply, you can use your domain not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. When you create the SRV record, you may choose what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of 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 not able to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every Linux website hosting we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler than what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more difficult than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have at least a couple of servers handling the same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A completely new SRV record could be created in just seconds for any domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a rather easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to create records using the DNS management tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You will need to input the service, port number and protocol details along with the record value in them and the new record will be operational right after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You may change any one of the two in case the other company has required you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record is going to remain live if edited or deleted, may also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.