An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers that run a specific service for a domain name. Quite simply, you will be able to use your domain name not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The latter 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 address for a variety 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 Web Hosting
If you host a domain name in a web hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to set up a new record in comparison with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you can set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you'd like clients to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can pick how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If you're not asked otherwise, you could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A new SRV record could be created within seconds for every domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a really easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you may create records through the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You have to type the service, port number and protocol information in addition to the record value in them and the new record is going to be live right after that. The priority and weight options could be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You'll be able to change any of the two in case the other provider has required you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record will remain working if edited or erased, could also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.