An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a web site. This could 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 could specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, provided that you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you can set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, allowing you to send out the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain name 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 provider.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you host a domain name within a shared website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a few boxes and you'll 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 may set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you would like customers to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can pick how long this record will 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 could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Since we recognize how irritating it can be to manage DNS records, we'll provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, 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 without any complications. We've got a step-by-step guide, that'll make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will have to type in the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to change the priority and the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within 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 almost all records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it's changed or removed.