An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers which run a specific service for a domain name. Quite simply, you will be able to 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, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you may choose what IP it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is unable to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you host a domain inside a shared website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with only a few clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to set up a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a few boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you may set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want users to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can choose how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Because we realize how frustrating it could be to handle DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to create an SRV record with no issues. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to enter the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it's changed or deleted.