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 name. In other words, you will 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 even a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a website with it. When you create the SRV record, you may choose what IP it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you have a cloud web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are controlled by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you sign in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill a few boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record is going to be active within several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If necessary, you can even edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it'll remain active after you modify or delete it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A brand new SRV record could be created in just seconds for every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you can create records using the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You need to enter the service, port number and protocol details along with 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 default one being 10. You are able to adjust each of the two if the other company has required you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record is going to remain functioning if edited or removed, could also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.