An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have many SRV records for the same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you're able to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could use it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from a single service provider.
SRV Records in Hosting
Provided you have a hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are managed by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you log in to your website hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill a few boxes with the necessary info and your new SRV record will be active in several hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If required, you can even edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it is going to remain active after you change or delete it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Through a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you will be able to use the easy to navigate DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting CP. It is going to provide you with a rather simple user interface to set up a new record for each domain hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Through basic text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. Also, you are going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Furthermore, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.