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 website. This could 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 could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, if you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you could set various priorities and weights for every one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for various purposes even if you can't get all of the services from just one service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler than what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more complex than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have at least two servers managing the very same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Since we realize how aggravating it may be to handle DNS records, we're going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as a part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without problems. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to input the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or removed.