An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a site. This could 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 will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, provided that you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for different purposes even if you cannot get all of the services from just one provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
In case you have a cloud hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are handled by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you sign in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes with the required data and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you edit or erase it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a brand new SRV record for every single domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than just a few mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool within your Hepsia hosting CP, you can create any record you need and when you pick SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to insert the service, the protocol, the record value and also the port number and you will be set. Optionally, if the other company requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you have a number of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. You can also outline how long the new SRV record will remain active if you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.