What are SRV records? What precisely is their function in the Domain Name System?
An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Put simply, you can use your domain not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a website with it. If you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The second option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different companies in case the same one cannot provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every website hosting service
that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler than what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port info. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have at least a couple of servers handling the same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A new SRV record can be created in just seconds for each and every domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server
from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a really easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you may set up records using the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You will need to type the service, port number and protocol details as well as the record value in them and the new record will be live right after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You are able to change each of the two in case the other provider has asked you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain active if changed or erased, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.