An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Put simply, you will be able to use your Internet domain not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even 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 pick what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will allow you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one cannot provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
You're going to be able to create a completely new SRV record for any of the domains you host inside a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you are able to manage them without difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia CP and just minutes later any new record you set up will be active. Hepsia comes with a highly intuitive interface and all it requires to set up an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you can leave except if the other provider requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to stay active if you edit it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Since we realize how annoying it could be to handle DNS records, we will offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as a part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server
account from our company, you will be able to create an SRV record without problems. We have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will have to type in the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to change the priority and the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it is edited or removed.