An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a website. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain address will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, in case you have several SRV records for the same service, you could set different priorities and weights for each one of them, in order to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from a single service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain inside a cloud hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much easier to create a new record compared with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a few boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you would like clients to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not required otherwise, you can leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Through a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you are going to be able to take advantage of our easy to navigate DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP. It is going to give you a simple interface to set up a new record for each and every domain name hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with a few clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Additionally, you're going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. In addition, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.