An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers which run a specific service for a domain name. Quite simply, you’re able to use your domain name not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a website with it. If you create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it's going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to 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 will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one can't provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud hosting plan we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple than what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have no less than two servers handling the same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain operational after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Through a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you'll be able to benefit from our easy to navigate DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP. It'll give you a simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain name hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with only a few clicks. Via simple text boxes, you will need to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Also, you'll 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 exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Furthermore, you have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.