An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point 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 created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, in case you have many SRV records for the same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, allowing you 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 many purposes even if you are not able to get all the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain within a cloud website hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you want users to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A completely new SRV record could be created in just seconds for each and every domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to create records via the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You will need to input the service, port number and protocol information as well as the record value in them and the new record will be operational right after that. The priority and weight options can be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You are able to change any one of the two if the other company has asked you to do so. Also, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record will remain functioning if changed or erased, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.