An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from an Internet 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 created, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, in case you have a few SRV records for the same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, in order to distribute the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could use it for various purposes even if you cannot get all of the services from a single service provider.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux shared website hosting that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port info. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than a couple of servers managing the same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As we acknowledge how irritating it may be to deal with DNS records, we will present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as an element of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain addresses within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to set up an SRV record with no complications. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to enter the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it is changed or deleted.