An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Put simply, you can use your Internet domain not only for an Internet site, 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. If you create the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it will use, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain for a variety 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
If you have a cloud website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain included in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record is going to be active in a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If required, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it will remain active after you change or remove it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With a semi-dedicated server package from us, you are going to be able to employ the easy to work with DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It'll give you a rather simple interface to create a new record for any domain address hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with a few clicks. Through basic text boxes, you'll have to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Furthermore, you will be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Furthermore, you are going to have the option to change 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 delete it or change it.