An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a web site. This may 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, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, in case you have numerous SRV records for the same service, you could set various priorities and weights for every one of them, so you're able to send out the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for many purposes even if you cannot get all services from just one service provider.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
If you host a domain address within a web hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will only have to fill a few boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can select how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If not requested otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
By using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you are going to be able to use our easy to navigate DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. It's going to give you a very simple user interface to create a new record for every single domain address hosted in the account, so if you would like to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will have to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Furthermore, you are going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Moreover, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.