An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a website. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Additionally, provided that you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you could set various priorities and weights for each one of them, so you can distribute the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for various purposes even if you cannot get all the services from one provider.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every website hosting plan we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple than what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more complex than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign 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 info. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have no less than a couple of servers handling the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they might 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 Servers
By using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you're going to be able to take advantage of our easy to navigate DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It's going to offer you a rather simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain name hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with just a few clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you will have to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Moreover, you are going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're 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. Additionally, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or change it.