An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ 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, and so forth. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, if you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set different priorities and weights for each one of them, allowing you to spread the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for many purposes even if you can't get all of the services from just one provider.
SRV Records in Hosting
If you host a domain address in a hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to create a new record compared to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you may set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you want clients to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless requested otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A brand new SRV record could be created in a matter of seconds for each and every domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, employed to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a rather easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could set up records with the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You will need to input the service, port number and protocol details in addition to the record value in them and the new record will be working right after that. The priority and weight options may be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You can change any one of the two if the other company has requested you to do so. Also, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain functioning if changed or deleted, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.