An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers which run a certain service for a domain. Basically, you’ll be able to use your domain name not just for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a site with it. When you create the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it'll use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one can't provide all services that you need.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
If you host a domain within a web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with only a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it much simpler to create a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll only have to fill a few boxes and you'll be 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 2 you may set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you want clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can select how long this record is going to 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 requested otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a brand new SRV record for any domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than just a few mouse clicks via a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record you need and once you pick SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to input the service, the protocol, the record value along with the port number and you'll be all set. Optionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you will have numerous possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a specific service. You could also define how long the new SRV record will remain active in case you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.