An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a web site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, in case you have many SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set various priorities and weights for each one of them, so you're able to send out the load between several machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for various purposes even if you cannot get all services from a single service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host a domain name within a cloud web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much easier to create a new record in comparison with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be 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 two you may set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would 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 will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A new SRV record can be created within just seconds for every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to control the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a really easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you can create records with the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You need to type the service, port number and protocol details in addition to the record value in them and the new record will be active soon after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You can adjust any of the two in case the other provider has required you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record is going to remain live if changed or removed, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.