An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from an Internet site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you can set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you're able to distribute the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could use it for various purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from one service provider.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
Provided you have a shared hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain included in it are controlled by our system, you will be able to create 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 website hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record is going to be active in a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If necessary, you can even edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it's going to remain active after you modify or delete it. The standard TTL value for almost all 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 Hosting
Since we recognize how irritating it could be to deal with DNS records, we will give you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without issues. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will have to enter the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to change the priority and the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it's modified or removed.