An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a site. This may 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 will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, in case you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for every one of them, allowing you to send out the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for many purposes even if you cannot get all services from just one provider.
SRV Records in Hosting
In case you have a hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain included in it are managed by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you sign in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes with the required info and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. When required, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you modify or remove it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Since we realize how aggravating it could be to manage DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to create an SRV record without any difficulties. We've got a step-by-step guide, that will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to input the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to change the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it is modified or deleted.