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 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 could specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for every one of them, so you can spread the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for various purposes even if you are unable to get all services from one provider.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you host a domain name inside a shared web hosting
account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like clients to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can pick how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Through a semi-dedicated server
plan from our company, you will be able to benefit from the easy to navigate DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP. It's going to offer you a very simple interface to set up a new record for any domain name hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Via basic text boxes, you'll have to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company offering you the service. Moreover, you are going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Furthermore, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.