An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Quite simply, you are able to use your Internet domain not just for a website, 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 select what Internet Protocol it'll use, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record provided 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. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every shared hosting we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more difficult than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than two servers handling the same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain operational after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As we acknowledge how aggravating it could be to manage DNS records, we are going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain addresses within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to create an SRV record with no troubles. We've got a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to enter the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it is edited or deleted.