An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a website. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for every one of them, in order to send out the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all services from a single provider.
SRV Records in Hosting
If you host a domain address in a hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it much easier to create a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a few boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you would like clients to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Because we know how frustrating it may be to deal with DNS records, we're going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as a part of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record with no troubles. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to enter the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it's edited or deleted.