An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to define the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Quite simply, you’re able to use your domain name not just for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can choose what IP it is going to 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 provided that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain for a variety of purposes and even with different providers if the same one is unable to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every shared website hosting package that we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within 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, that will matter if you have at least two servers managing the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they might also ask 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 change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a completely new SRV record for any domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than just a few mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you can create any record that you need and once you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to type in the service, the protocol, the record value and the port number and you will be all set. Optionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you have a great deal of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a particular service. You could also specify how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.