An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a web site. This can 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 could specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, in case you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, so that you can spread the load between several machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for many purposes even if you are not able to get all the services from a single provider.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Since we understand how aggravating it may be to deal with DNS records, we are going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain addresses inside a semi-dedicated server
account from us, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without issues. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will need to type in the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to change the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value shows the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or removed.