An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from an Internet site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, in case you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you can send out the load between many machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for many purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from one provider.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every shared website hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than 2 servers handling the very same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain operational after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a completely new SRV record for every single domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than several mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can create any record you need and as soon as you select SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to insert the service, the protocol, the record value and also the port number and you'll be all set. Optionally, in case the other company requires it, you'll also 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 those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have a lot of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a specific service. You may also specify how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.