An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Quite simply, you’re able to use your domain name not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can choose what IP it will use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one cannot provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you host a domain in a shared web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be 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 depending on which server you want users to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
By using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you are going to be able to use the intuitive DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP. It's going to give you a very simple user interface to create a new record for each and every domain hosted within the account, so if you want to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Through simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Additionally, you're going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you're going 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 if needed. Additionally, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.