Discover more information on SRV records - what are they and when you will have to use them for your website.
An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers which run a particular service for a domain. Put simply, you are able to use your domain name not only for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it'll 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 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. With this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is unable to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
You're going to be able to create a new SRV record for any of the domains that you host in a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them effortlessly via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record you set up is going to be active. Hepsia comes with a rather user-friendly interface and all it takes 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, which you can leave except if the other provider needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to be active when you edit it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
By using a semi-dedicated server
solution from our company, you will be able to take advantage of our easy to work with DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP. It's going to provide you with a simple interface to set up a new record for any domain name hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. Additionally, you are going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. In addition, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.