An SRV record is a DNS record, which 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, etc. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, in case you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you're able to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for different purposes even if you cannot get all the services from just one service provider.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux shared website hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler than what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have no less than a couple of servers dealing with the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they may 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 functional after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Using a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to employ the intuitive DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It will offer you a quite simple user interface to set up a new record for each domain name hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with just a few clicks. Through basic text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Furthermore, you're going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Furthermore, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.