An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to define the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. Put simply, you will be 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, as an example, while you still have a site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are controlled by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you log in to your hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed information and your new SRV record is going to be active within a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. When required, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it's going to remain active after you modify or erase it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
By using a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you are going to be able to employ the easy to work with DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting CP. It will offer you a quite simple interface to set up a new record for each and every domain address hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Through simple text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. In addition, 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 can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Moreover, you have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.