An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Basically, you are able to use your Internet domain not only for a web 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 IP it'll use, on which port the connection to the specific server will 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 latter option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With 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 that you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are handled by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you sign in to your website hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill several boxes with the needed information and your new SRV record will be active in a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it's going to remain active after you edit or delete it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A brand new SRV record may be created in a matter of seconds for every single domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, which is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a really easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to set up records via the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You need to input the service, port number and protocol information plus the record value in them and the new record will be active soon after that. The priority and weight options may be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You'll be able to change any one of the two if the other provider has required you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record will remain working if edited or deleted, can also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.