An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a website. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Also, in case you have several SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, in order to send out the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for different purposes even if you cannot get all the services from just one service provider.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every Linux web hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple than what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port info. You can even 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 managing the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a completely new SRV record for every single domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than several clicks via a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you could make any record you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to enter the record value, the protocol, the service and the port number and you'll be all set. Furthermore, if the other service provider requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have numerous possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a specific service. Also, you can determine how long the new SRV record will remain live if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.