An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Basically, you’re able to use your Internet domain not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can pick what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain many different purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is not able to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every Linux shared hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain address or a subdomain within 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 than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have at least a couple of servers handling the same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Using a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you're going to be able to benefit from our intuitive DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It'll provide you with a simple interface to set up a new record for each domain hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Using very simple text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. Furthermore, you're going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Additionally, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.