An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers which run a certain service for a domain. Put simply, you can use your Internet domain not only for a website, 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 site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will 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 employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different providers if the same one cannot provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you host a domain name in a shared website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a few boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like clients to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless requested otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to employ the intuitive DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It'll offer you a quite simple user interface to create a new record for each domain hosted within the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with just a couple of clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you'll need to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Additionally, you'll be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may 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 standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.