What is SRV record? How to add SRV record in Plesk and cPanel?

Posted at October 14, 2016 at 3:57 pm by Jithin

The details regarding the host name and port number of a server for any specified services can be obtained from the SRV record specified data in the Domain Name System. SRV records are mainly used in Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP).

 

Format of SRV record

_service._proto.name. TTL class SRV priority weight port target.

1) service: Name of the desired service.

2) proto: Transport protocol of the service; TCP or UDP are the usual protocols used.

3) name: Domain name for which this record is valid. It is to be noted that it should end with a dot.

4) TTL: DNS time to live.

5) class: DNS class field, by default it is IN.

6) priority: Priority of the target host. More preference can be achieved with lower values.

7)  weight: A relative weight for records which has same priority. More preference can be achieved with higher values.

8) port: TCP or UDP port on which the service is to be found.

9) target: Canonical host name of the machine providing the service, ending in a dot.

 

How to add SRV record in Plesk

 

1) Log into your Plesk Control Panel.

2) Click on the option ‘Websites & Domains’.

3) A new section will open and click on the button ‘DNS Settings’ from it.

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4) Click the option ‘Add Record’.

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5) Then a new window will open and here you can provide Service name, Protocol, Domain name, etc in the given fields. After filling the required fields, you can click the ‘OK’ button.

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How to add SRV record in cPanel

1) Log into your cPanel interface.

2)  Click on the option ‘Advanced DNS Zone Editor’ from the ‘DOMAINS’ category.

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3) Go to the section ‘Add a Record ‘ and choose SRV from the drop down menu as type of the record. After filling the required fields, click on the button ‘Add Record’.

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If you need any further assistance please contact our support department.

 

 

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