An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your domain name not only for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a website with it. If you create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one can't provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host a domain name inside a cloud web 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 only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much easier to set up a new record in comparison to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you want clients to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. Unless requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Because we understand how aggravating it can be to deal with DNS records, we'll give you an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as a part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to set up an SRV record without any complications. We've got a step-by-step guide, that will make things that much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to type in the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or erased.