An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers which run a particular service for a domain. Basically, you are able to use your domain name not just for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
If you host a domain address inside a website hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record compared to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you could set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like clients to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A brand new SRV record can be created in just seconds for every single domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you may create records using the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You have to type the service, port number and protocol information in addition to the record value in them and the new record is going to be working shortly after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You may change any one of the two in case the other company has requested you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain live if changed or deleted, could also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.