An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Basically, you are able to use your Internet domain not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a website with it. If you create the SRV record, you can pick what IP it's going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one cannot provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every cloud hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port info. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have no less than 2 servers handling the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A new SRV record can be created in just seconds for every domain name hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to set up records through the DNS management tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to enter the service, port number and protocol info as well as the record value in them and the new record will be active shortly after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You can change each of the two if the other company has required you to do so. Also, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain live if changed or erased, can also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.