An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and use 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 forth. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, provided that you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so you're able to send out the load between several machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for various purposes even if you can't get all of the services from one service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every Linux cloud web hosting package that we offer, provides you with 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 than what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than a couple of servers dealing with the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Because we acknowledge how irritating it could be to handle DNS records, we'll provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to set up an SRV record with no issues. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will have to enter the details 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 / or the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or deleted.