An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a website. This could 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 are able to specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, in case you have many SRV records for the same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, in order to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to use it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all services from one provider.
SRV Records in Hosting
You're going to be able to create a brand new SRV record for each of the domain names that you host in a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them without any difficulty through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record that you set up will be active. Hepsia features a very user-friendly interface and all it requires to create an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave unless of course the other company needs different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to be active when you change it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Using a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to take advantage of our easy to navigate DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It will provide you with a rather simple interface to create 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 completely new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will have to enter 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 are going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.