An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers that run a specific service for a domain name. In other words, you can use your domain name not only for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you may choose what IP it will employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain many different purposes and even with different providers in case the same one cannot provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
In case you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are controlled by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you log in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary info and your new SRV record is going to be active in a few hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you edit or delete it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a brand new SRV record for every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and is going to take no more than a couple of clicks using a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can create any record you need and as soon as you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to input the record value, the service, the protocol and the port number and you will be set. Furthermore, if the other service provider requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got lots of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a specific service. You could also determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.