An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers that run a certain service for a domain name. Quite simply, you are able to use your domain name not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a site with it. When you create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type 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 cannot provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain address in a cloud hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes and you will be ready. 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 could set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you would like users to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra 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, which is measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As we know how irritating it could be to handle DNS records, we are going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to set up an SRV record without any issues. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to enter the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it's modified or erased.