An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for every one of them, in order to spread the load between several machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for many purposes even if you are not able to get all services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Hosting

You're going to be able to set up a completely new SRV record for any of the domain addresses which you host within a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you are able to manage them without any difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record which you set up will be active. Hepsia comes with a really intuitive interface and all it will take to set up an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, that you can leave unless of course the other provider needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to remain active when you modify it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you are going to be able to employ our user-friendly DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It's going to offer you a very simple interface to create a new record for any domain hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with just a couple of mouse clicks. Through simple text boxes, you'll have to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Additionally, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.