An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers that run a particular service for a domain. In other words, you’re able to use your domain not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it'll employ, 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 you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one cannot provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler than what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have at least a couple of servers managing the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, 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 will remain operational after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Because we understand how irritating it may be to deal with DNS records, we will give you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as an element of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without issues. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will need to type in the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations 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 matter of 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 indicates the time the record will continue existing after it's edited or deleted.