An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a web 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 created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so that you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from one provider.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you host a domain address within a shared website hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with a few clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to create a new record compared to other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will only need to fill a few boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want users to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can pick how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If not asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Because we acknowledge how annoying it could be to deal with DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to create an SRV record without any issues. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to input the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to modify the priority and the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it is edited or erased.