An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a web site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have many SRV records for the very same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you're able to spread the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for various purposes even if you cannot get all services from just one service provider.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
If you host a domain address within a shared hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you can set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you'd like customers to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you can leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of our intuitive DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It will give you a very simple interface to set up a new record for every single domain address hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with just a few clicks. Through basic text boxes, you'll need to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Additionally, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Furthermore, you have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.