An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a website. This could 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, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you can set various priorities and weights for each one of them, so that you can send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can use it for many purposes even if you can't get all services from one provider.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
If you host a domain name inside a shared hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to set up a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a couple of 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 and the weight. For the last two you could set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you would like users to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an added option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A new SRV record could be created within just seconds for each domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, employed to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a really easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to create records through the DNS management tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You have to enter the service, port number and protocol info plus the record value in them and the new record will be working shortly after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You are able to adjust any one of the two in case the other company has requested you to do so. Also, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record is going to remain live if edited or erased, could also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.