An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to define the servers which run a certain service for a domain. Quite simply, you’re able to use your domain name not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it's going to use, on which port the connection to the particular 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 very same service. The latter option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain for a variety of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is unable to provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain address within a cloud hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like users to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you can leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a completely new SRV record for any domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and is going to take no more than several mouse clicks via a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia website hosting CP, you could make any record you need and once you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must type in the record value, the protocol, the service as well as the port number and you'll be ready. Additionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you have numerous possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a given service. You may also specify how long the newly created SRV record will remain active if you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.