An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and use 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 many others. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, if you have several SRV records for the same service, you are able to set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you're able to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all services from just one service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every cloud website hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more difficult than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port info. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have no less than 2 servers handling 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 default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
By using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to use the easy to navigate DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It is going to give you a very simple interface to create a new record for any domain name hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you will need to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Also, you'll be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Furthermore, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.