An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers that run a certain service for a domain. In other words, you’ll be able to use your domain not just for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can choose what IP it will employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain for various purposes and even with different providers if the same one is unable to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting
account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you sign in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes with the required information and your new SRV record will be active in a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If required, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it is going to remain active after you change or remove it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
By using a semi-dedicated server
solution from us, you will be able to benefit from the easy to work with DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting CP. It's going to give you a rather simple user interface to set up a new record for any domain name hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Via simple text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. Also, you're going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning 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. In addition, you have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.