An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a web site. This could 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 are able to specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for every one of them, so you're able to spread the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all the services from a single provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every Linux cloud hosting package that we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple compared to what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more complex than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port info. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have no less than a couple of servers dealing with the very same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Using a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to employ the user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It will provide you with a simple user interface to set up a new record for every single domain hosted within the account, so if you want to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with only a few clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will need to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company offering you the service. Moreover, you're going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Moreover, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.