An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers which run a specific service for a domain. In other words, you will be able to use your domain name not only for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it'll employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every Linux cloud web hosting service that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The user-friendly interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port info. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have no less than 2 servers handling the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we acknowledge how frustrating it can be to deal with DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as a part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain addresses within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to create an SRV record with no problems. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll have to enter the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to modify the priority and the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live in a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it's modified or deleted.