An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, in case you have numerous SRV records for the same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for every one of them, so you're able to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from one provider.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every Linux website hosting that we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more difficult than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port details. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have at least 2 servers managing the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Through a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to take advantage of the easy to work with DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It will give you a rather simple user interface to create a new record for each domain name hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with just a couple of mouse clicks. Using simple text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Also, you will be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Furthermore, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.