An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Basically, you are able to use your domain name not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a website with it. When you create the SRV record, you can choose what IP it's going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established in addition to 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 employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain address many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one can't provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
If you host a domain address inside a website hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with only a few clicks within the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to set up a new record compared to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you could set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you want customers to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can pick how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Through a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you are going to be able to benefit from our intuitive DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It's going to offer you a rather simple interface to create a new record for each domain hosted within the account, so if you want to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks. Through simple text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Moreover, you are going to be able to choose 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 if needed. Moreover, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.