An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers that run a certain service for a domain name. Basically, you will be able to use your domain not just for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for a number of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, included with each and every web hosting plan we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler than what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more complex than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have no less than two servers handling the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you are going to be able to employ our intuitive DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It's going to give you a very simple user interface to set up a new record for each and every domain name hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Using simple text boxes, you'll need to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you must have from the company offering you the service. In addition, you're going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Furthermore, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.