An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers that run a specific service for a domain. In other words, you will be able to use your domain not only for a web 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. If you create the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it'll employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of 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 many different purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is unable to provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you sign in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill several boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record will be active within several hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If necessary, you may also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you change or remove it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to employ the intuitive DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting CP. It is going to offer you a very simple user interface to create a new record for every single domain hosted within the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with just a few clicks. Using very simple text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. In addition, you're going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. In addition, you have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.