An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. Basically, you are able to use your Internet domain not only for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming 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 kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain many different purposes and even with different providers if the same one is not able to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Hosting
You are going to be able to create a completely new SRV record for any of the domain addresses which you host in a shared web hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them effortlessly through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record you create is going to be active. Hepsia includes a highly intuitive interface and all it requires to create an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave except when the other company demands different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to be active if you modify it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new SRV record for every single domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than several clicks via a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS administration tool inside your Hepsia hosting CP, you can create any record that you need and when you pick SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to insert the record value, the service, the protocol and also the port number and you will be ready. In addition, in case the other company requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a number of possibilities if you use many servers for a particular service. Also, you can outline how long the newly created SRV record will remain live in case you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.