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 can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, in case you have several SRV records for the same service, you could set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, in order to spread the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can use it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from a single provider.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
If you host a domain name in a website hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record compared with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will only need to fill a few boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like users to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not required otherwise, you can leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Using a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you're going to be able to use our user-friendly DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It'll give you a simple interface to set up a new record for any domain name hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with just a couple of mouse clicks. Through simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Furthermore, you'll be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you intend 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 if necessary. Furthermore, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.