An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a website. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for each one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for different purposes even if you cannot get all the services from one provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every Linux cloud hosting package we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have at least a couple of servers dealing with the very same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a brand new SRV record for every domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than a couple of clicks through a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can create any record that you need and once you select SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to type in the service, the protocol, the record value as well as the port number and you'll be set. Furthermore, in case the other service provider requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you've got numerous possibilities if you use many servers for a given service. Also, you can define how long the new SRV record will remain active if you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.