An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, if you have numerous SRV records for the same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you're able to spread the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to use it for many purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from a single service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
Provided you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are controlled 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 via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you sign in to your website hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill a few boxes with the required info and your new SRV record is going to be active in a few hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you modify 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 Servers
With a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to take advantage of our easy to work with DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. It is going to offer you a quite simple user interface to set up a new record for each domain hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks. Through basic text boxes, you will need to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Moreover, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Moreover, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.