An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from an Internet site. This may 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 can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, in case you have numerous SRV records for the same service, you are able to set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you can spread the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for many purposes even if you can't get all of the services from a single provider.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
If you host a domain name inside a web hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a few boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like users 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 change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless requested otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Because we realize how aggravating it may be to manage DNS records, we are going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as a part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to set up an SRV record with no problems. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things that much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will need to enter the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it is modified or removed.