An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. In other words, you’re able to use your domain name not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it'll use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The second option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different providers if the same one is not able to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you host a domain name in a shared web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you want customers to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can select how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Since we realize how frustrating it may be to handle DNS records, we'll provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to set up an SRV record without problems. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need 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 change the priority and the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it is modified or removed.