An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. Quite simply, you’re able to use your Internet 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, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it is going to use, 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 allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different providers if the same one is unable to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
In case you have a shared website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain included in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you sign in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill a few boxes with the needed information and your new SRV record will be active within several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If required, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you modify or remove it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
By using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to employ the intuitive DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It's going to give you a quite simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain address hosted in the account, so if you want to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Through simple text boxes, you will have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Additionally, you will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. In addition, you will 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 live in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.