An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a website. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, if you have several SRV records for the very same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so that you can spread the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all services from just one service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you have a cloud web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you sign in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill several boxes with the required data and your new SRV record is going to be active in several hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it is going to remain active after you change or erase it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you'll be able to employ the intuitive DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting CP. It's going to offer you a very simple user interface to create a new record for each and every domain address hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Through simple text boxes, you will need to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Furthermore, you are going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Additionally, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.