An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a web site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain address will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, in case you have many SRV records for the very same service, you'll be able to 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 permit you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to use it for different purposes even if you can't get all of the services from just one provider.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
You're going to be able to create a completely new SRV record for any one of the domains that you host in a shared web hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you are able to manage them with ease via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record you create will be active. Hepsia comes with a rather intuitive interface and all it requires to set up an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, that you can leave unless of course the other provider needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to stay active in case you change it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new SRV record for every domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than just a few mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you could make any record that you need and as soon as you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must input the record value, the protocol, the service and the port number and you'll 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 default value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you will have a great deal of possibilities if you use many servers for a particular service. Also, you can specify how long the new SRV record will remain active in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.