An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers which run a certain service for a domain. Quite simply, you are 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, as an example, while you still have a website with it. If you create the SRV record, you may choose what IP it will use, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is unable to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
Provided you have a shared website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are handled by our system, you will be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your website hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a few boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record is going to be active within several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If required, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it is going to remain active after you modify or delete it. The standard TTL value for most 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
Through a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to benefit from the easy to work with DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It will offer you a rather simple interface to set up a new record for each domain address hosted within the account, so if you would like to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with a few clicks. Through basic text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Also, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning 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. Moreover, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.