An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Quite simply, you can use your Internet domain not only for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can choose what IP it will use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one cannot provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux web hosting we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have no less than two servers handling the very 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 outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As we understand how annoying it may be to handle DNS records, we will present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as an element of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without difficulties. We also have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to enter the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your brand 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 usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it's modified or erased.