An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and employ 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 forth. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Additionally, in case you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, in order to distribute the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for different purposes even if you can't get all the services from just one service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
Provided you have a cloud website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are controlled by our system, you will be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes with the required info and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you modify or erase it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you are going to be able to use the intuitive DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It'll provide you with a quite simple interface to set up a new record for any domain name hosted within the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with only a few clicks. Using very simple text boxes, you'll need to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Moreover, you'll be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Moreover, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.