An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a website. This may 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 the domain name will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have many SRV records for the same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you're able to spread the load between several machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for various purposes even if you are unable to get all services from one service provider.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia CP, included with each and every Linux shared package we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have no less than two servers handling the same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a completely new SRV record for each and every domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than a couple of clicks using a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you could make any record you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to input the record value, the service, the protocol as well as the port number and you will be set. Furthermore, if the other company requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have a lot of possibilities if you use many servers for a particular service. Also, you can outline how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.