An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a web site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so that you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

You will be able to create a completely new SRV record for any one of the domain addresses that you host within a shared web hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them with ease in the respective section of your Hepsia CP and just minutes later any new record that you set up will be active. Hepsia features a highly user-friendly interface and all it will require to create an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you could leave except when the other provider demands different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to be active if you modify it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you're going to be able to use the easy to navigate DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It is going to give you a quite simple interface to set up a new record for every single domain hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks. Via simple text boxes, you'll have to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company offering you the service. Also, you are going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Moreover, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.