An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have several SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you're able to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all services from one provider.
SRV Records in Hosting
If you host a domain address in a hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be ready. 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 upon which server you'd like clients to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not asked otherwise, you could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Since we realize how annoying it can be to handle DNS records, we are going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as an element of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without complications. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have to type in the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it is modified or erased.