An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Quite simply, you’re able to use your domain name not only for a website, 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. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it's going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

By using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you will be able to take advantage of the user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It'll give you a simple user interface to set up a new record for any domain name hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Via simple text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company offering you 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. Furthermore, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.