An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers that run a certain service for a domain name. Basically, you’re able to use your domain name not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps 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 choose what IP it is 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 assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is not able to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia CP, included with each and every shared web hosting we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more complicated than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have at least 2 servers dealing with the very same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you edit it in the future.