An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a web site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, in case you have a few SRV records for the same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so that you can distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for many purposes even if you cannot get all services from one service provider.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia CP, included with each and every Linux shared web hosting package that we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than two servers dealing with the same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A completely new SRV record can be created within seconds for every domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could set up records via the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You have to enter the service, port number and protocol details in addition to the record value in them and the new record is going to be working shortly after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You can adjust each of the two in case the other provider has required you to do so. Also, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain active if changed or deleted, could also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.