An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a web site. This can 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, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, provided that you have several SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, in order to spread the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a domain address within a shared website hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with a few clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it much simpler to create a new record compared to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you may set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra 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, which is measured in seconds. If not requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to benefit from the intuitive DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It'll provide you with a simple user interface to set up a new record for every single domain address hosted within the account, so if you would like to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with a few clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Additionally, you will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Furthermore, you are going to 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 erase it or change it.