An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Basically, you can use your domain name not just for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it will use, 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 exact same service. The latter option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every Linux website hosting we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple compared to what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will show up, 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, which will make a difference if you have at least a couple of servers dealing with the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you edit it in the future.