An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a web site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, in case you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for each one of them, in order to spread the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for various purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

In case you have a website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain included in it are managed by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a few boxes with the required information and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If required, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you modify or remove it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a brand new SRV record for every domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than a few clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool inside your Hepsia web hosting CP, you can create any record you need and once you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to input the service, the protocol, the record value as well as the port number and you'll be set. Optionally, in case the other company requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have a lot of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. You could also determine how long the new SRV record will remain live in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.