An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from an Internet site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, if you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for every one of them, so you're able to send out the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for various purposes even if you cannot get all the services from one service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are handled by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you sign in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes with the required data and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If required, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it is going to remain active after you modify or erase it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As we recognize how frustrating it could be to manage DNS records, we are going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as a part of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record with no troubles. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to input the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to change the priority and the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it's modified or removed.