An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain to a third-party server and use 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 many others. When an SRV record is set up, 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. In addition, in case you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you'll be able to set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, in order to spread the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for various purposes even if you cannot get all of the services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Hosting

You'll be able to set up a brand new SRV record for any of the domain addresses that you host inside a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them without difficulty through the respective section of your Hepsia CP and minutes later any new record that you set up will be active. Hepsia features a rather user-friendly interface and all it will take to set up an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave except if the other provider demands different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to stay active if you modify it or remove it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a completely new SRV record for any domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than several mouse clicks via a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS management tool in your Hepsia website hosting CP, you are able to create any record you need and once you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to insert the record value, the protocol, the service and also the port number and you'll be all set. Additionally, if the other company requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a number of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a specific service. Also, you can determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain active in case you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.