An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a site. 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 that the domain name will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, in case you have many SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, so that you can spread the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from a single provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are managed by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you log in to your web hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill several boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record is going to be active within several hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use plus 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. If needed, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it is going to remain active after you change or remove it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Through a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to take advantage of the user-friendly DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It will give you a rather simple interface to create a new record for any domain hosted within the account, so if you would like to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Using basic text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. Moreover, you'll be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. In addition, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.