An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a website. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so that you can send out the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for different purposes even if you are not able to get all the services from a single service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are handled by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you sign in to your hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill several boxes with the required info and your new SRV record will be active within a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use as well as 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. If necessary, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it will remain active after you modify or erase it. The standard 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
Setting up a completely new SRV record for each and every domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than a couple of mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia web hosting CP, you could make any record that you need and once you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to insert the record value, the protocol, the service and also the port number and you will be set. In addition, in case the other service provider requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have a number of possibilities if you use many servers for a given service. You can also determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.