An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a web site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, in case you have several SRV records for the same service, you can set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, in order to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for various purposes even if you cannot get all of the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

If you host a domain address inside a website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you may set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not asked otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Using a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to take advantage of our easy to work with DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting CP. It'll give you a rather simple user interface to set up a new record for any domain hosted within the account, so if you wish to use a domain address for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Using very simple text boxes, you will need to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company offering you the service. In addition, you are going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.