An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers that run a certain service for a domain name. Put simply, you can use your domain not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it will 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 a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
If you host a domain address inside a shared hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much easier to create a new record compared with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a few boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can select how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you're going to be able to use the easy to navigate DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It is going to provide you with a rather simple user interface to set up a new record for any domain hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with just a couple of mouse clicks. Via simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. In addition, you will be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you may 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 - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or change it.