An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from an Internet site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you're able to spread the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all services from a single service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
In case you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain added in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your website hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes with the required data and your new SRV record will be active within several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. When required, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it'll remain active after you modify or erase it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As we recognize how annoying it could be to deal with DNS records, we are going to present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as a part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to set up an SRV record without complications. We have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will need to type in the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to change the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it is modified or deleted.