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 a web site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, in case you have many SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for every one of them, in order to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for many purposes even if you cannot get all services from just one provider.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
If you host a domain inside a website hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it much easier to set up a new record in comparison with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want users to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an extra 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, which is measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you will be able to take advantage of our easy to work with DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting CP. It will offer you a quite simple interface to set up a new record for any domain name hosted in the account, so if you would like to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with just a couple of clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you will have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Additionally, you're going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.