An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Quite simply, you can use your Internet domain not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it is going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for various purposes and even with different companies if the same one is not able to provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
You're going to be able to create a brand new SRV record for any one of the domains you host in a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you are able to manage them without difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record you create will be active. Hepsia includes a very intuitive interface and all it will take to set up an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you can leave except if the other company demands different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to stay active when you modify it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Because we acknowledge how irritating it could be to manage DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as a part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record without troubles. We also have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things that much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to enter the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it's changed or removed.