An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from an Internet site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so you're able to send out the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to use it for different purposes even if you are not able to get all services from one service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host a domain within a cloud website hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few clicks inside the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll only have to fill a few boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you may set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you would like users to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an extra option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A new SRV record can be created in a matter of seconds for every single domain name hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a really easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you can create records via the DNS management tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You will need to input the service, port number and protocol information plus the record value in them and the new record will be operational soon after that. The priority and weight options can be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You can adjust any of the two in case the other company has asked you to do so. Also, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain active if edited or deleted, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.