An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers which run a specific service for a domain name. Basically, you are able to use your domain name not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. When you create the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it'll employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is unable to provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
You are going to be able to create a new SRV record for any of the domain names you host in a shared web hosting account on our groundbreaking cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you are able to manage them effortlessly via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record that you set up will be active. Hepsia comes with a highly intuitive interface and all it will take to create an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, that you can leave except if the other company demands different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to stay active if you modify it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Because we know how aggravating it can be to handle DNS records, we will offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to create an SRV record with no troubles. We also have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to type in the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to change the priority and the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it's modified or deleted.