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 website. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, in case you have many SRV records for the same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you can spread the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for different purposes even if you cannot get all the services from one provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
Provided you have a cloud website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are managed by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you sign in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill a few boxes with the required info and your new SRV record will be active in a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If required, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it's going to remain active after you edit or erase it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a brand new SRV record for every single domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than just a few mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia website hosting CP, you are able to create any record you need and when you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to type in the record value, the protocol, the service and also the port number and you will be all set. Furthermore, if the other company requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have quite a lot of possibilities if you use many servers for a specific service. You can also outline how long the new SRV record will remain live in case you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.