Learn more info on SRV records - what are they and when you need to use them for your site.
An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some 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 created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, in case you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, in order to send out the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for different purposes even if you are not able to get all the services from a single service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to create a completely new SRV record for any of the domains which you host inside a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them effortlessly in the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record that you create is going to be active. Hepsia features a very user-friendly interface and all it will take to set up an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, that you can leave except when the other company demands different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to stay active in case you edit it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A new SRV record could be created within seconds for every single domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server
from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, employed to control the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could create records through the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You will need to enter the service, port number and protocol details as well as the record value in them and the new record will be working right after that. The priority and weight options could be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You can adjust any one of the two in case the other provider has requested you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record will remain working if changed or erased, may also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.