An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a 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 are able to specify an Internet Protocol which the domain address 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 same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you can distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for various purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from one 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 managed 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 with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your web hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you may also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it is going to remain active after you modify or erase it. The standard 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
Creating a new SRV record for every domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than a couple of mouse clicks via a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia website hosting CP, you can create any record you need and when you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to insert the service, the protocol, the record value as well as the port number and you will be all set. Additionally, if the other service provider requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you have numerous possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a particular service. You could also define how long the newly created SRV record will remain live in case you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.