An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a 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 the domain will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, provided that you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for every one of them, so you can spread the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could use it for different purposes even if you are not able to get all the services from one provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain name inside a cloud hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you can set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want customers to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If not requested otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Because we acknowledge how frustrating it can be to manage DNS records, we'll offer you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as an element of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to set up an SRV record with no complications. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to input the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to change the priority and the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it is edited or erased.