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 site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, in case you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, so that you can spread 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 providers, so you're able to employ it for different purposes even if you cannot get all services from a single service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you have a cloud website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are handled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you log in to your hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill a few boxes with the required information and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it'll remain active after you modify or remove it. The default 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
By using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to employ our easy to work with DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It'll give you a simple interface to create a new record for each domain address hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with just a few clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Moreover, you will be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.