An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. Put simply, you can use your domain name not only for a web 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. When you create the SRV record, you can select what IP it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is unable to provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every Linux cloud web hosting package we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than two servers managing the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since we acknowledge how aggravating it may be to manage DNS records, we are going to present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as a part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to set up an SRV record without issues. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll have to type in the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions 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) can also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it is edited or erased.