An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to define the servers that run a specific service for a domain name. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your domain name not only for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it is going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established plus 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 use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different companies if the same one is unable to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every Linux shared website hosting package we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler than what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than 2 servers handling the same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As we know how aggravating it can be to handle DNS records, we're going to present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as a part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain addresses inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to create an SRV record with no difficulties. We have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have to type in the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to modify the priority and the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it is changed or removed.