An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a web site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, provided that you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for many purposes even if you are not able to get all the services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

By using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you are going to be able to use the intuitive DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It's going to give you a simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with just a few clicks. Via simple text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. Additionally, you will be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. In addition, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 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 remove it or edit it.