An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a specific service for a domain. In other words, you’re able to use your Internet domain not just for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can select what IP it is going to 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 a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one cannot provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every Linux cloud website hosting we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is simpler than what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than two servers managing the same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they could 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 functional after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to use our easy to navigate DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It will provide you with a quite simple user interface to create a new record for every single domain name hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with just a few clicks. Through basic text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. In addition, you are going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Moreover, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.