An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and use it for some 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 set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for every one of them, so that you can distribute the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for different purposes even if you are not able to get all services from just one provider.
SRV Records in Hosting
You will be able to set up a completely new SRV record for any of the domains that you host in a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you can manage them without difficulty through the respective section of your Hepsia CP and just minutes later any new record which you set up is going to be active. Hepsia features a very intuitive interface and all it requires to create an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and also the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you can leave unless of course the other provider requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to remain active if you change it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
By using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you are going to be able to benefit from the easy to work with DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It will offer you a quite simple user interface to create a new record for each domain name hosted within the account, so if you wish to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Via simple text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. Moreover, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. In addition, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.