An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have several SRV records for the very same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, in order to distribute the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for many purposes even if you cannot get all of the services from just one provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
You're going to be able to set up a new SRV record for any of the domain names you host in a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them without difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record you create will be active. Hepsia features a rather user-friendly interface and all it requires to create an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you can leave except if the other provider requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to remain active if you change it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a completely new SRV record for any domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than just a few clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you can create any record that you need and once you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to input the record value, the protocol, the service as well as the port number and you will be ready. Additionally, if the other company requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have a number of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a particular service. Also, you can determine how long the new SRV record will remain live in case you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.