An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your Internet domain not just 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 a website with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can choose what IP it will employ, 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 a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The second 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 name many different purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is unable to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux shared hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complex than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will appear, you have to type in 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 no less than two servers handling the exact same service. If you are using 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 is going to remain operational after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Since we know how irritating it could be to manage DNS records, we're going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as a part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without any complications. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to type in the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to change the priority and the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could 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 keep existing after it is changed or erased.