An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Put simply, you are able to use your Internet domain not just for a website, 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. When you set up the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one can't provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux cloud website hosting package that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple compared to what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more complex than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have at least two servers managing the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a new SRV record for every domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than just a few clicks through a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia hosting CP, you can create any record that you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to insert the record value, the service, the protocol and the port number and you will be ready. In addition, if the other service provider requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you will have a number of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a particular service. Also, you can specify how long the new SRV record will remain active if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.