An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a website. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, if you have several SRV records for the same service, you could set various priorities and weights for every one of them, so you're able to spread the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for various purposes even if you cannot get all of the services from a single service provider.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every website hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is simpler compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complex than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than 2 servers handling the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they might 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 edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a completely new SRV record for each and every domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than several clicks through a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia website hosting CP, you can create any record you need and as soon as you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to enter the record value, the service, the protocol and the port number and you will be all set. In addition, in case the other company requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have a number of possibilities if you use many servers for a given service. You could also outline how long the newly created 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.