An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. In other words, you’ll be able to use your Internet domain not just 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 IP it'll use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for various purposes and even with different companies in case the same one can't provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia CP, included with each and every shared web hosting plan we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler than what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than two servers handling the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to use the user-friendly DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It will provide you with a very simple user interface to create a new record for any domain address hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks. Through simple text boxes, you will need to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. Moreover, you're going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you intend 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 if necessary. Moreover, you have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or change it.