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, and so on. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, in case you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you could set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you're able to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to use it for different purposes even if you cannot get all the services from just one provider.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are handled by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill several boxes with the required information and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, 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 default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A brand new SRV record may be created within just seconds for each domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, employed to control the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a very easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could create records using the DNS management tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You will need to input the service, port number and protocol information in addition to the record value in them and the new record will be active shortly after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You could adjust each of the two in case the other provider has asked you to do so. Also, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record will remain working if edited or removed, may also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.