An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from an Internet site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you could set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, so that you can distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for various purposes even if you can't get all of the services from one provider.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every Linux website hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler than what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more difficult than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port info. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have no less than two servers handling the 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 default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Through a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you'll be able to employ our easy to work with DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It'll offer you a quite simple interface to set up a new record for each domain address hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with just a few clicks. Via simple text boxes, you will have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Also, you're 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 exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. In addition, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.