An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your domain not only for a web site, 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 site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one can't provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every cloud hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is simpler than what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more complicated than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have at least two servers managing the very same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new SRV record for any domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than a couple of clicks using a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia hosting CP, you are able to create any record you need and when you select SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to insert the service, the protocol, the record value and the port number and you'll be set. Additionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have a lot of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a particular service. You could also outline how long the new SRV record will remain active in case you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.