An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a website. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain address will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have a few SRV records for the same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for every one of them, so you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a domain address within a shared web hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison to other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you may set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you would like clients to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to take advantage of the user-friendly DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It's going to give you a simple interface to create a new record for each domain address hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Via simple text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Moreover, you are going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Additionally, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.