An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers which run a particular service for a domain. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your domain name not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it'll use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The second option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different companies if the same one is unable to provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every cloud hosting we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complex than to fill 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 that will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port info. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have at least two servers dealing with the very 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 standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain functional after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we recognize how aggravating it may be to handle DNS records, we'll offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as a part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to create an SRV record with no difficulties. We've got a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to enter the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to change the priority and the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or deleted.