An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a web site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, in case you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set different priorities and weights for every single one of them, so that you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to use it for many purposes even if you cannot get all the services from a single provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
Provided you have a cloud website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are handled by our system, you'll 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 once you sign in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill a few boxes with the necessary data 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 and also the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. When required, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you modify or delete it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a completely new SRV record for any domain name hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than a couple of clicks using a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you can create any record that you need and as soon as you choose SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to insert the service, the protocol, the record value and also the port number and you will be ready. In addition, in case the other company requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have numerous possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a specific service. You could also define how long the new SRV record will remain live if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.