An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers which run a particular service for a domain. In other words, you will be able to use your Internet domain not just for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can choose what IP it is going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will allow you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one is unable to provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia CP, included with each and every Linux shared hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler compared to what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more complicated than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to input 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 a couple of servers dealing with the very same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As we realize how annoying it could be to manage DNS records, we'll offer you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to set up an SRV record with no complications. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to type in the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to change the priority and the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a matter 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 the majority of records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it is changed or deleted.