An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a web 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 can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you can set different priorities and weights for each one of them, so you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for various purposes even if you can't get all of the services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux cloud website hosting plan we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler than what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complex than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have no less than a couple of servers managing the same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to take advantage of the user-friendly DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It'll give you a rather simple interface to set up a new record for each domain hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with just a couple of mouse clicks. Through basic text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. Furthermore, you'll be able to pick 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 could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Moreover, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.