An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a 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 created, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have a few SRV records for the same service, you could set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, in order to send out the load between several machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from just one service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain address inside a cloud hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to create a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a couple of 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 two you may set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can select how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
By using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you're going to be able to benefit from our easy to navigate DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It'll give you a simple user interface to create a new record for each domain address hosted in the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with just a few clicks. Through basic text boxes, you will have to enter the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Also, you're 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 same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.