An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers which run a specific service for a domain. Basically, you are able to use your Internet domain not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it is going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain address many different purposes and even with different providers in case the same one can't provide all services you need.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to take advantage of the intuitive DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting CP. It's going to offer you a rather simple interface to create a new record for each domain address hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you will need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you the service. In addition, you're going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Furthermore, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.