An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from an Internet site. This may 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 are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you could set different priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you can spread the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for various purposes even if you can't get all the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, included with each and every Linux website hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler than what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port details. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have no less than a couple of servers managing the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As we acknowledge how frustrating it could be to deal with DNS records, we'll provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as a part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to create an SRV record with no troubles. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to input the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it's changed or erased.