An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a 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 which the domain name will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have numerous SRV records for the same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, allowing you to spread the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all the services from one provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every Linux cloud hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler than what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more complicated than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have no less than 2 servers dealing with 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 standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you'll be able to benefit from the easy to navigate DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting CP. It's going to offer you a rather simple user interface to create a new record for every single domain name hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Using basic text boxes, you will need to enter the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. Furthermore, you will be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. In addition, you have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.