An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Basically, you can use your domain not only for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have an Internet site with it. When you create the SRV record, you can choose what IP it'll employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will allow you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different providers if the same one is unable to provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain included in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you log in to your hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record is going to be active within several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If required, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you modify or erase it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to use the intuitive DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It is going to provide you with a rather simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain address hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company offering you the service. Also, you will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Additionally, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.