An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from an Internet site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Additionally, provided that you have several SRV records for the same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, so that you can send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for various purposes even if you can't get all services from one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a few boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and also 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 want users to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If not requested otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A brand new SRV record can be created in just seconds for every single domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a really easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you can create records through the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You will need to input the service, port number and protocol information plus the record value in them and the new record is going to be working soon after that. The priority and weight options can be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You can adjust each of the two in case the other provider has asked you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record is going to remain live if changed or removed, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.