An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, in case you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you could set different priorities and weights for each one of them, in order to spread the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for many purposes even if you cannot get all services from just one provider.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every Linux shared web hosting package that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have no less than two servers dealing with the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain functional after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Through a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you are going to be able to use the user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It will give you a very simple interface to set up a new record for each and every domain name hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with just a few clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you will need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Also, you're going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.