An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers which run a specific service for a domain. Basically, you’ll be able to use your domain name not only for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it is going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain for various purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you host a domain address inside a web hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much simpler to create a new record compared to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you can set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an extra 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’s measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

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