An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from an Internet site. This can 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 are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, provided that you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, in order to spread the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Hosting

Provided you have a hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are controlled by our system, you will be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you sign in to your web hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record will be active in a few hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If needed, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it'll remain active after you modify or erase it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to benefit from the user-friendly DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It will provide you with a rather simple user interface to create a new record for each domain address hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Via basic text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Furthermore, you're 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 same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. In addition, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.