An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to define the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Quite simply, you can use your domain name not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it's going to use, 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 in case that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain many different purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is unable to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every hosting service that we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to type in 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 a couple of servers handling the same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they could 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 modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Because we recognize how frustrating it could be to deal with DNS records, we're going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to create an SRV record without any problems. We've got a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to input the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your 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 usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it's edited or erased.