An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for every one of them, in order to distribute the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for many purposes even if you cannot get all services from one provider.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every Linux shared package we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple than what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port info. You may 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 dealing with the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain operational after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a brand new SRV record for each and every domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and is going to take no more than a couple of mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia hosting CP, you can create any record that you need and once you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must input the record value, the service, the protocol and 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 if they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have lots of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a given service. You can also outline how long the newly created SRV record will remain active if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.