An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a web site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could use it for various purposes even if you cannot get all the services from just one service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host a domain name within a cloud website hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison to other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a few boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like users to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If not asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Using a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you are going to be able to use our user-friendly DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It will provide you with a simple interface to set up a new record for every single domain address hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Using basic text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. Furthermore, you'll be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're 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 required. Moreover, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.