An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Put simply, you’re able to use your domain name not only for a 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 a site with it. When you create the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it'll use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will allow you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain for various purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is unable to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host a domain name in a cloud web hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you would like users to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
By using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you are going to be able to use the intuitive DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It will give you a very simple user interface to create a new record for each and every domain name hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Via basic text boxes, you will need to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. Furthermore, you are going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are 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 needed. Additionally, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.