An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Basically, you are able to use your domain not only for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can choose what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will enable you to use 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 companies if the same one can't provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every Linux shared hosting service we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is much more simple than what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port info. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have no less than two servers dealing with the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they might 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 Servers
As we acknowledge how frustrating it can be to manage DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as a part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without problems. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to enter the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to change the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it is edited or removed.