An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers which run a certain service for a domain. Quite simply, you can use your domain not just 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 an Internet site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can pick what IP it is going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The second option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one cannot provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Hosting
If you host a domain address in a hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to create a new record compared to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you may set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you would like clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A new SRV record may be created within seconds for every domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you may create records using the DNS management tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You will need to type the service, port number and protocol info plus the record value in them and the new record is going to be operational shortly after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You may change any one of the two in case the other company has asked you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain live if edited or erased, can also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.