An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from an Internet site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, so that you can spread the load between several machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could use it for different purposes even if you can't get all services from just one provider.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
If you host a domain address within a shared hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much easier to create a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you can set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an added option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If you're not required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a completely new SRV record for any domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than just a few mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS management tool in your Hepsia hosting CP, you can create any record that you need and once you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to type in the record value, the protocol, the service as well as the port number and you'll be ready. Furthermore, if the other service provider 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 a lot of servers for a given service. Also, you can outline how long the newly created SRV record will remain live 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.