An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from an Internet site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, provided that you have a few SRV records for the same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so that you can send out the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for many purposes even if you cannot get all services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you host a domain address in a web hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you'll be able to use our easy to work with DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It is going to give you a simple user interface to set up a new record for each and every domain address hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks. Via basic text boxes, you will have to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Moreover, you'll be able to pick 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 standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Moreover, you will 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 will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.