An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a website. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, if you have several SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for each one of them, so that you can distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could use it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from a single provider.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
Provided you have a shared hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you sign in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you edit or remove it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a brand new SRV record for each and every domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than a couple of clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool inside your Hepsia web hosting CP, you can create any record that you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to insert the record value, the service, the protocol along with the port number and you'll be ready. In addition, if the other company requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values when 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 will have a lot of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a particular service. Also, you can define how long the newly created SRV record will remain active if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.