An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from an Internet site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have several SRV records for the very same service, you could set various priorities and weights for every one of them, so you can distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all services from just one provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every Linux cloud plan we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more difficult than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port info. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have at least 2 servers managing the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 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 Servers
A completely new SRV record may be created within just seconds for any domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you'll be able to set up records using the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You will need to type the service, port number and protocol information in addition to the record value in them and the new record will be active right after that. The priority and weight options may be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You could change any of the two in case the other provider has requested you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record will remain active if changed or erased, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.