An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers which run a specific service for a domain name. In other words, you’ll be able to use your domain not just for an Internet 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 site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it's going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to 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 very same service. The latter option will allow you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain address many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one is unable to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every Linux website hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You could 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 2 servers dealing with the same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Since we realize how annoying it could be to handle DNS records, we will give you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as a part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record without any complications. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to enter the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it's modified or deleted.