An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Basically, you can use your Internet domain not just for a website, 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 a site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the very 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 is unable to provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every Linux shared web hosting that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler than what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more complicated than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least two servers handling the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A completely new SRV record may be created in just seconds for every domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could set up records through the DNS management tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You have to enter the service, port number and protocol information along with the record value in them and the new record will be live right after that. The priority and weight options may be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You are able to change any of the two if the other provider has requested you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record will remain functioning if edited or deleted, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.