An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers which run a particular service for a domain. In other words, you can use your domain name not just for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a website with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it will use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux shared hosting that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is simpler than what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more difficult than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have at least 2 servers handling the same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a brand new SRV record for every single domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than several mouse clicks via a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you could make any record you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to enter the record value, the service, the protocol as well as the port number and you will be ready. Additionally, 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 default value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you have a lot of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a specific service. You may also specify how long the newly created SRV record will remain active if you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.