An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a site. This could 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 address will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, in case you have a few SRV records for the same service, you can set different priorities and weights for every one of them, so that you can distribute 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 providers, so you're able to employ it for many purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from just one provider.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every shared web hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have no less than two servers managing the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a brand new SRV record for each and every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than several clicks via a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS management tool in your Hepsia web hosting CP, you can create any record that you need and once you pick SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to insert the record value, the service, the protocol along with the port number and you will be ready. Additionally, in case the other company requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have quite a lot of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a specific service. You may also outline how long the new SRV record will remain live in case you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.