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 a web site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, if you have a few SRV records for the same service, you'll be able to set different priorities and weights for every single one of them, so that you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from just one provider.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every shared hosting plan we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler than 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've got to log in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than two servers dealing with the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Using a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to take advantage of our easy to work with DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It'll provide you with a quite simple user interface to create a new record for every single domain address hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with just a few clicks. Using basic text boxes, you will have to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Additionally, you'll be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Furthermore, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.