An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. Quite simply, you will be able to use your domain not only for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can choose what IP it will employ, 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 assuming that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
In case you have a web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are handled by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you sign in to your web hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record will be active within a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If needed, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it's going to remain active after you edit or erase it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
By using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you are going to be able to take advantage of our intuitive DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It'll offer you a quite simple interface to create a new record for each domain name hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with only a few clicks. Using very simple text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. Moreover, you are going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or change it.