An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to define the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Basically, you will be able to use your domain not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it's going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain for a variety of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one can't provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Hosting
Provided you have a hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain included in it are managed by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill several boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record is going to be active in several hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it is going to remain active after you modify or delete it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Through a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you are going to be able to take advantage of the easy to work with DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting CP. It is going to give you a quite simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain name hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with a few clicks. Via basic text boxes, you'll need to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Furthermore, you are going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Moreover, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 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 remove it or change it.