An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to define the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. Basically, 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 perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a site with it. When you create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it'll employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are managed by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you sign in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill a few boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record will be active within a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use plus 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 wants. If required, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it'll remain active after you change or remove it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you are going to be able to benefit from the user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. It's going to offer you a very simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain name hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Furthermore, you'll be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Furthermore, you are going to have the option to change 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 change it.