An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a specific service for a domain name. Quite simply, you can use your domain not only for an Internet site, 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 a site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it'll use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for a number of purposes and even with different providers if the same one can't provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
If you host a domain name inside a website hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks in the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much easier to set up a new record in comparison to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you may set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like clients to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can select how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a completely new SRV record for every single domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than just a few clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you could make any record you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to input the record value, the protocol, the service as well as the port number and you'll be ready. In addition, if the other service provider requires it, you're also going to 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 those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have a number of possibilities if you use many servers for a specific service. You may 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.