An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a web site. This can 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 which the domain name will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have a few SRV records for the same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you can spread the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for different purposes even if you can't get all of the services from just one service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux cloud web hosting that we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least a couple of servers handling the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Since we realize how frustrating it may be to deal with DNS records, we are going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to create an SRV record without difficulties. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to enter the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions to modify the priority and the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it's changed or removed.