An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point 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 so on. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Additionally, in case you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you can set different priorities and weights for each one of them, so you're able to distribute the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to use it for many purposes even if you can't get all the services from one provider.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every Linux shared website hosting package we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is simpler than what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more complex than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least two servers dealing with the same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As we know how irritating it could be to deal with DNS records, we're going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as a part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to set up an SRV record without any troubles. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll have to type in the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your 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 shows the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or deleted.