An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers which run a particular service for a domain. Put simply, you’re able to use your domain not just for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain name for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one can't provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every web hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple compared to what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have at least a couple of servers handling the very same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 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 Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you are going to be able to benefit from our easy to work with DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting CP. It's going to offer you a simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain address hosted in the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Through simple text boxes, you'll have to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. Additionally, you will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. In addition, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.