An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a website. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for every one of them, so you can spread the load between a number of 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 use it for different purposes even if you are not able to get all services from a single service provider.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
Provided you have a web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are controlled by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you log in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes with the necessary info and your new SRV record is going to be active within a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If necessary, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it's going to remain active after you modify or remove it. The default 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 Servers
A brand new SRV record could be created in just seconds for each and every domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you'll be able to create records using the DNS management tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You have to input the service, port number and protocol info plus the record value in them and the new record will be live soon after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You could adjust any of the two if the other company has required you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain working if edited or removed, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.