An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers which run a specific service for a domain. In other words, you are able to use your Internet domain not only 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 website with it. If you create the SRV record, you can select what IP it will employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain many different purposes and even with different providers if the same one is unable to provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you host a domain address within a shared web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it much easier to create a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you would like clients to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Since we recognize how frustrating it may be to deal with DNS records, we will offer you an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record without any difficulties. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things that much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will have to enter the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions to change the priority and the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it is changed or erased.