An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers which run a specific service for a domain name. In other words, you will be able to use your Internet domain not only for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. When you create the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it will employ, 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 several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is not able to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain address in a cloud hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much simpler to create a new record compared with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will only need to fill a few boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you could set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like clients to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can choose how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A new SRV record may be created in a matter of seconds for each domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very 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 can set up records with the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You will need to enter the service, port number and protocol information along with the record value in them and the new record is going to be working shortly after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You may adjust each of the two in case the other company has requested you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain working if changed or removed, could also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.