An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your domain not just 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 an Internet site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it'll employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The second option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain for a variety of purposes and even with different providers if the same one is not able to provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain address within a cloud hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a few boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol and 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 based on which server you would like customers to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an added option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you change 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 Servers
Since we recognize how aggravating it can be to deal with DNS records, we'll provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as a part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record without issues. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have to input the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to change the priority and the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it is changed or erased.