An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Put simply, you can 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 site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it'll employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different providers if the same one can't provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host a domain inside a cloud website hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you will be able to create a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much simpler to create a new record compared to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you may set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you may 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 can leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a completely new SRV record for each and every domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and is going to take no more than a few clicks through a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you could make any record you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must insert the record value, the protocol, the service along with the port number and you will be set. Optionally, if the other service provider requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have quite a lot of possibilities if you use many servers for a given service. Also, you can outline how long the newly created SRV record will remain active in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.