What are SRV records? What exactly is their function in the Domain Name System?
An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your Internet domain not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can select what IP it'll use, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain address many different purposes and even with different providers if the same one is unable to provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
You'll be able to create a new SRV record for any one of the domain names you host in a shared website hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them without difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record which you create will be active. Hepsia features a highly user-friendly interface and all it requires to set up an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, that you can leave except if the other provider requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to be active in case you modify it or remove it at some point, the default one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server
package from us, you are going to be able to take advantage of the easy to navigate DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. It'll offer you a quite simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks. Via simple text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Also, you will 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 same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Furthermore, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.