What are SRV records? What is their role in the Domain Name System?
An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Quite simply, you are able to use your domain not only for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can pick what IP it will use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one can't provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
You are going to be able to set up a new SRV record for each of the domain addresses you host within a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you can manage them without difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record that you set up is going to be active. Hepsia features a really intuitive interface and all it requires 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 default values, which you could leave except when the other provider needs different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to be active if you edit it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.