An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, if you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you could set various priorities and weights for every one of them, so you can spread the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could use it for various purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

If you host a domain name within a website hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to set up a new record in comparison with 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 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 two you could set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like clients 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, that’s measured in seconds. If you're not asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A completely new SRV record could be created in just seconds for any domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, employed to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a rather easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you may set up records through the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You have to input the service, port number and protocol information as well as the record value in them and the new record will be working shortly after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You are able to adjust any one of the two if the other provider has asked you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain working if changed or removed, may also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.