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 an Internet 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 can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have many SRV records for the same service, you can set various priorities and weights for every one of them, so that you can send out the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could use it for different purposes even if you can't get all the services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a domain inside a shared web hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much easier to set up a new record in comparison with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you want customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a brand new SRV record for each and every domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than a couple of clicks via a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you can create any record you need and as soon as you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must insert the record value, the service, the protocol as well as the port number and you'll be ready. Optionally, if the other company requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have numerous possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a specific service. Also, you can determine how long the new SRV record will remain live if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.