An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from an Internet site. This can 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 the domain will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, if you have many SRV records for the same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for every single one of them, allowing you to spread the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from one provider.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
If you host a domain name within a website hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to set up a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will only need to fill a few boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you could set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you want users to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an additional option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A brand new SRV record can be created within seconds for every domain name hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to handle 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 are able to create records via the DNS management tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to enter the service, port number and protocol information along with the record value in them and the new record is going to be live shortly after that. The priority and weight options may be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You'll be able to change each of the two if the other provider has requested you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record will remain active if edited or removed, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.