An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a particular service for a domain. In other words, 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 a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can pick what IP it is going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain for a variety of purposes and even with different providers if the same one is not able to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to create a brand new SRV record for each of the domain names that you host within a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you are able to manage them with ease through the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record you set up will be active. Hepsia features a rather intuitive interface and all it will require to set up an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, that you can leave except if the other company needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to remain active when you modify it or remove it at some point, the default one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server package from us, you're going to be able to employ the easy to navigate DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting CP. It's going to give you a very simple interface to set up a new record for every single domain hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with just a couple of mouse clicks. Via simple text boxes, you will have to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Furthermore, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Moreover, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or change it.