An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a web site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have many SRV records for the very same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for every one of them, so you're able to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from just one provider.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are managed by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you log in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill several boxes with the required information and your new SRV record is going to be active within several hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If required, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it'll remain active after you edit or erase it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
By using a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to take advantage of our intuitive DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It will provide you with a quite simple interface to set up a new record for each and every domain hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with a few clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company offering you the service. In addition, you are going to 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 standard value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Additionally, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.