Learn what exactly SRV records are as well as what their purpose inside the DNS system is.
An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a site. This may 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 will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, if you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so that you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from one service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host a domain name within a cloud web hosting
account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to set up a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you may set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you would like clients to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an added option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As we acknowledge how frustrating it could be to manage DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain addresses within a semi-dedicated server
account from our company, you will be able to set up an SRV record with no difficulties. We also have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to type in the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to modify the priority and the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it is edited or deleted.