An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers which run a specific service for a domain. Basically, you will be able to use your domain name not just for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. When you create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
You'll be able to set up a brand new SRV record for each of the domains you host in a shared website hosting account on our groundbreaking cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you can manage them with ease via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record which you create is going to be active. Hepsia comes with a really user-friendly interface and all it will take to create an SRV record is to fill in a few 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 standard values, which you could leave except when the other company needs different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to remain active in case you edit it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.