Discover what exactly SRV records are and just what their part inside the DNS system is.
An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers which run a certain service for a domain. Put simply, you are able to use your domain not just for an Internet 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 website with it. When you create the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it'll employ, 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 you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different providers if the same one is unable to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
You are going to be able to set up a new SRV record for any one of the domain addresses that you host inside a shared website hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you can manage them without difficulty through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record which you set up will be active. Hepsia includes a very intuitive interface and all it will take to create an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol and also the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave except when the other company requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to be active if you modify it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new SRV record for every single domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server
account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than just a few clicks via a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record that you need and as soon as you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to input the record value, the service, the protocol as well as the port number and you will be ready. In addition, if the other company requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values in case 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 a lot of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. You could also define how long the new SRV record will remain live in case you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.