An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a site. This can 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 name will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, in case you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you can set various priorities and weights for every one of them, so you're able to send out the load between a number of 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 are not able to get all services from just one provider.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary info and your new SRV record will be active in a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If required, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it's going to remain active after you modify or remove it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A completely new SRV record could be created in a matter of seconds for any domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to control the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a really easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you'll be able to create records through the DNS management tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to enter the service, port number and protocol information as well as the record value in them and the new record will be live right after that. The priority and weight options may be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You are able to change each of the two if the other provider has requested you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain live if edited or deleted, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.