An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers that run a specific service for a domain name. In other words, you are able to use your domain 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 website with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for a number of purposes and even with different companies if the same one can't provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud web hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will appear, you have to type in 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 2 servers dealing with the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Through a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to employ the easy to navigate DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It'll provide you with a rather simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain name hosted in the account, so if you would like to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks. Via simple text boxes, you'll need to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Moreover, you will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning 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 when necessary. Moreover, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.