An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a website. 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 can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, in case you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, so that you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all services from a single service provider.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every website hosting service we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler compared to what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port info. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have at least 2 servers handling the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As we know how irritating it may be to manage DNS records, we're going to give you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain addresses within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to set up an SRV record with no issues. We also have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have to input the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it's edited or erased.