An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your domain not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can pick what IP it'll employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain name for various purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is not able to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
In case you have a shared web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are controlled by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you log in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill a few boxes with the required data and your new SRV record will be active in 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 depending on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If required, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it is going to remain active after you edit or erase it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to take advantage of the user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting CP. It's going to offer you a rather simple interface to set up a new record for each domain hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Using very simple text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Moreover, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Furthermore, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 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 delete it or modify it.