An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from an Internet 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 are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for every one of them, so you're able to spread the load between several machines. Such a record will enable 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 services from a single service provider.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
You're going to be able to create a completely new SRV record for any of the domain names that you host inside a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them with ease in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record that you create is going to be active. Hepsia includes a rather intuitive interface and all it will take to create an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you can leave except when the other company requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to remain active in case you change it or remove it at some point, the default one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a completely new SRV record for every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than a few clicks using a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia website hosting CP, you are able to create any record you need and once you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to type in the record value, the service, the protocol and also the port number and you'll be ready. In addition, if the other service provider requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a lot of possibilities if you use many servers for a specific service. You may also determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.