An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Basically, you’ll be able to use your domain not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a website with it. If you create the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it'll employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is unable to provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
Provided you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain added in it are managed by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you sign in to your web hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it is going to remain active after you change or erase it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A completely new SRV record may be created within seconds for each domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you can create records via the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You have to input the service, port number and protocol information along with the record value in them and the new record will be live soon after that. The priority and weight options could be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You may change any one of the two in case the other provider has required you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain active if edited or erased, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.