An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers which run a certain service for a domain. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your domain not only for a 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 a website with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it is going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will allow you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain for a variety of purposes and even with different companies if the same one can't provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
Provided you have a website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are handled by our system, you will 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 once you log in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill several boxes with the required info and your new SRV record is going to be active in several hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use along with 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 wants. When required, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you modify or delete it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A completely new SRV record may be created within just seconds for each and every domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to control the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you may create records through the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You have to input the service, port number and protocol details plus the record value in them and the new record will be live shortly after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You are able to change each of the two in case the other company has requested you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record is going to remain active if changed or deleted, could also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.