An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from an Internet site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, in case you have several SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, in order to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to use it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from a single provider.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia CP, included with each and every Linux website hosting that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have no less than two servers dealing with the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines 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 our company, you are going to be able to employ our user-friendly DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It's going to give you a simple interface to set up a new record for each domain name hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks. Using very simple text boxes, you'll need to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. In addition, you'll be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you intend 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 needed. In addition, you will have the option to adjust 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 remove it or modify it.