An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, in case you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, in order to spread the load between several machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could use it for various purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from one service provider.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every website hosting that we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple compared to what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have at least two servers managing the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A new SRV record may be created within just seconds for every single domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to create records via the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You have to enter the service, port number and protocol details plus the record value in them and the new record is going to be active shortly after that. The priority and weight options can be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You are able to adjust any one of the two in case the other company has required you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain functioning if changed or removed, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.