An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Basically, you’ll be able to use your Internet domain not just for a 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. When you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different companies if the same one can't provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain added in it are controlled by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you sign in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill a few boxes with the required data and your new SRV record will be active in a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it is going to remain active after you change or remove it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As we know how aggravating it could be to deal with DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to create an SRV record with no complications. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to input the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to modify the priority and the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it is changed or removed.