Discover more details on SRV records - what are they and when you'll have to use them for your website.
An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your domain not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The latter option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is not able to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you host a domain address within a shared website hosting
account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you want customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can pick how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server
package from us, you'll be able to employ the user-friendly DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting CP. It's going to give you a rather simple interface to create a new record for every single domain hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Via simple text boxes, you will need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Additionally, you will be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Additionally, you have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.