An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. Basically, you can use your Internet domain not only for a 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. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it will use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for various purposes and even with different companies in case the same one cannot provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you have a cloud website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are managed by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you log in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill a few boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If required, you may also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it'll remain active after you modify or remove it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you are going to be able to take advantage of our easy to work with DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It'll offer you a rather simple user interface to create a new record for each domain name hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with just a couple of clicks. Via basic text boxes, you'll have to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Also, you're going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Moreover, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.