An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a web site. 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 which the domain will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, in case you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for many purposes even if you can't get all services from a single service provider.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
If you host a domain name inside a web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you will be able to create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much easier to set up a new record compared to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like customers to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you'll be able to employ our intuitive DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It'll give you a simple interface to set up a new record for each domain address hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with just a couple of mouse clicks. Via simple text boxes, you will need to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Additionally, you will be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. In addition, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.