An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain 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 forth. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, if you have a few SRV records for the same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, so that you can distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can use it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain address in a shared hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much easier to set up a new record compared with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will only need to fill a few boxes and you will 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 two you can set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want users to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an extra option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you are going to be able to use the easy to work with DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It'll provide you with a simple interface to create a new record for any domain name hosted in the account, so if you would like to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you will have to enter the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Furthermore, you're going to be able to pick 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. In addition, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.