An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a web site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, provided that you have many SRV records for the same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so you're able to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for many purposes even if you cannot get all the services from just one provider.
SRV Records in Hosting
Provided you have a hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain included in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you sign in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill a couple of boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record will be active within several hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If needed, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it'll remain active after you edit or remove it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As we acknowledge how frustrating it may be to deal with DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without any difficulties. We have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to input the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions to modify the priority and the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or erased.