An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers which run a certain service for a domain. Quite simply, you’re able to use your Internet domain not only for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter 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 name many different purposes and even with different providers if the same one is unable to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Hosting
If you host a domain inside a hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it more simple to set up a new record in comparison to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like clients to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can pick how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
By using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you are going to be able to employ the easy to work with DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It'll offer you a quite simple interface to create a new record for any domain name hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company offering you the service. Also, you will be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you intend 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 when necessary. Furthermore, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.