An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Put simply, you’ll be 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, for instance, while you still have a site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can choose what IP it will employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain for various purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is not able to provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
If you host a domain inside a shared hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you will be able to create a new SRV record with only a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record compared with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will only need to fill a few boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you would like users to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If not requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.