An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers which run a specific service for a domain. Put simply, you can use your domain name not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can pick what IP it'll use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one is not able to provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain included in it are managed by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you sign in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a few boxes with the required data and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If needed, you can even edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you change or delete it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a brand new SRV record for every domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than just a few mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record that you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to enter the record value, the protocol, the service and also the port number and you will be ready. Optionally, in case the other company requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have a number of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. You could also determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain active if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.