An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and use 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 so forth. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, in case you have several SRV records for the very same service, you could set different priorities and weights for each one of them, allowing you to spread the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could use it for various purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from a single service provider.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are handled by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you sign in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill several boxes with the needed information and your new SRV record will be active in several hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. When required, you can even edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you change or remove it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A brand new SRV record could be created in a matter of seconds for every single domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to control the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a rather easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to set up records via the DNS management tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You have to input the service, port number and protocol info along with the record value in them and the new record is going to be live soon after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You could change each of the two if the other company has requested you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record will remain working if edited or deleted, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.