An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from an Internet site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, provided that you have many SRV records for the very same service, you'll be able to set different priorities and weights for every one of them, in order to send out the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could use it for various purposes even if you cannot get all of the services from a single provider.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple compared to what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have no less than a couple of servers handling the same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Because we recognize how aggravating it may be to deal with DNS records, we're going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as a part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain addresses within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record with no complications. We have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to enter the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it is changed or erased.