An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers which run a specific service for a domain. Basically, you’ll be able to use your Internet 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 example, while you still have a website with it. When you create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one can't provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Hosting
Provided you have a hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you log in to your hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record is going to be active in a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If necessary, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you edit or remove it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a brand new SRV record for every domain name hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than several mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia web hosting CP, you could make any record you need and as soon as you pick SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to type in the service, the protocol, the record value and the port number and you will be ready. Optionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got quite a lot of possibilities if you use many servers for a particular service. You could also specify how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.