An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a website. This may 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 the domain address will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, if you have several SRV records for the same service, you could set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you can spread the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for different purposes even if you can't get all the services from just one service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every cloud web hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have at least a couple of servers managing the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Through a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to take advantage of the intuitive DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It'll give you a very simple interface to create a new record for every single domain name hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Through basic text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. In addition, you will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Additionally, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.