An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. Basically, you can use your domain not only for a website, 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. Whenever you create the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it'll use, on which port the connection to the specific 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 exact same service. The second option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for a number of purposes and even with different companies if the same one is unable to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to set up a completely new SRV record for each of the domain names that you host in a shared website hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them effortlessly in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record that you create will be active. Hepsia features a really intuitive interface and all it will take to create an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you can leave except when the other provider needs different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to remain active in case you change it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a new SRV record for every domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than just a few mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool within your Hepsia website hosting CP, you could make any record that you need and when you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to input the record value, the service, the protocol along with the port number and you will be set. In addition, in case the other company requires it, you will also 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 quite a lot of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a specific service. You may also determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain active if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.