An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Quite simply, you are able to use your domain not just for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have an Internet site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can pick what IP it's going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established as well as 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 permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one can't provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name 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 log in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill several boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record is going to be active in a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If necessary, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you change or delete it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll 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 within seconds for every single domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a really easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you may set up records using the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You need to type the service, port number and protocol details in addition to the record value in them and the new record will be active right after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You may change any of the two in case the other company has required you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record is going to remain functioning if edited or removed, can also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.