An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your Internet domain not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it will employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is unable to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
In case you have a website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain included in it are controlled by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you sign in to your hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a few boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it will remain active after you change or delete it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Because we realize how frustrating it may be to manage DNS records, we'll present you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as a part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to set up an SRV record without any complications. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to enter the details 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 / or the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it's changed or removed.