An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a certain service for a domain. In other words, you are able to use your domain not only 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 site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can select what IP it'll employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record provided 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. Using this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different providers in case the same one cannot provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux web hosting service we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complex than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port details. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have no less than 2 servers dealing with the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a completely new SRV record for every domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than just a few mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you could make any record that you need and as soon as you select SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to enter the service, the protocol, the record value and the port number and you'll be all set. Additionally, if the other company requires it, you will also 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 these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have numerous possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. You may also specify how long the newly created SRV record will remain active if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.