An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a web 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 can specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Additionally, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so that you can send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for various purposes even if you cannot get all services from one service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain name inside a cloud hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you could set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an added option, you can select how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to take advantage of the easy to navigate DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It's going to offer you a very simple user interface to create a new record for each and every domain hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Using very simple text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Furthermore, you'll be able to choose 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 can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Moreover, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.