An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain. Basically, you’ll be able to use your domain not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular 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 very same service. The second option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one can't provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia CP, included with each and every Linux web hosting we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple compared to what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which 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, which will matter if you have at least 2 servers managing the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Since we understand how annoying it may be to deal with DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to create an SRV record without troubles. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things that much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to enter the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to modify 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) may also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it is modified or erased.