An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. Quite simply, you’re able to use your domain name not just for a web 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 an Internet site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can pick what IP it will use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for various purposes and even with different companies if the same one is unable to provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
Provided you have a shared website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your website hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record will be active within a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you modify or erase it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.