An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a site. This may 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 can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain address will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you can set various priorities and weights for every one of them, in order to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from just one provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud hosting we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port details. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have at least 2 servers dealing with the same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
By using a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of the intuitive DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It'll give you a simple user interface to create a new record for every single domain name hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with just a couple of clicks. Using basic text boxes, you'll have to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. Also, you'll be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Additionally, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or change it.