An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct 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 forth. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, provided that you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for different purposes even if you can't get all of the services from a single provider.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
Provided you have a shared web hosting
account with us and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are controlled by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill several boxes with the necessary info and your new SRV record will be active in a few hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If required, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it is going to remain active after you change or erase it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Using a semi-dedicated server
solution from us, you are going to be able to benefit from the user-friendly DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting CP. It's going to give you a quite simple interface to set up a new record for any domain hosted in the account, so if you would like to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. Additionally, you're going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. In addition, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.