An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers which run a specific service for a domain. Basically, you can use your domain name not only for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. When you create the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it's going to 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 provided that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain many different purposes and even with different providers if the same one is unable to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every shared website hosting that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port details. 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 managing the very same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they might 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 functional after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Because we recognize how aggravating it can be to handle DNS records, we will present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as a part of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record without issues. We also have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly 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 modify the priority and the weight values, you may 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) could also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value shows the time the record will continue existing after it is edited or erased.