An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers that run a particular service for a domain. In other words, you’ll be able to use your domain not only for a site, 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 site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain for a variety of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is unable to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host a domain name in a cloud website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record in comparison to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol and also 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 upon which server you would like customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Since we recognize how aggravating it may be to deal with DNS records, we are going to present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as a part of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without any troubles. We've got a step-by-step guide, that will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to enter the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value shows the time the record will continue existing after it's changed or removed.