An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers that run a specific service for a domain name. In other words, you can use your domain name 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. When you create the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain address many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one is not able to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
If you host a domain address within a shared hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to create a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you can set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want users to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an added option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If not requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As we recognize how aggravating it may be to deal with DNS records, we're going to present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as an element of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to create an SRV record without problems. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to input the details 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 the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live in a few 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 the majority of records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or erased.