Discover precisely what SRV records are and what their function within the DNS system is.
An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a website. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, in case you have several SRV records for the same service, you could set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for many purposes even if you can't get all of the services from one service provider.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
Provided you have a shared hosting
account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are controlled by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you log in to your hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill several boxes with the required info and your new SRV record will be active in a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you can even edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it'll remain active after you edit or remove it. The default TTL value for the majority of 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 Servers
Because we realize how frustrating it can be to deal with DNS records, we're going to present you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as a part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server
account from us, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without complications. We also have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things that much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to input the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to modify the priority and the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a few 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 almost all records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it is modified or removed.