An SRV record, which signifies 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’re able to use your domain name not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for a number of purposes and even with different providers if the same one cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a domain name in a cloud web hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with only a few clicks within the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to set up a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you could set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you'd like customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an added option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a completely new SRV record for every domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than a couple of mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you could make any record you need and as soon as you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to input the record value, the service, the protocol and the port number and you will be ready. Additionally, if the other company requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you have a number of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a given service. You could also define how long the new SRV record will remain live in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.