An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Put simply, you are able to use your Internet domain not only for a 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 select what IP it's going to use, 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 there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different providers in case the same one cannot provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
If you host a domain address within a website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record compared with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you would like customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can pick 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 asked otherwise, you could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A brand new SRV record may be created in just seconds for any domain name hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you'll be able to set up records through the DNS management tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You will need to type the service, port number and protocol information as well as the record value in them and the new record will be working right after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You are able to change any of the two if the other provider has required you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record is going to remain functioning if edited or erased, could also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.