An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a web site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, in case you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so you can send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to create a new SRV record for each of the domain addresses you host in a shared web hosting account on our groundbreaking cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you can manage them without difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record which you set up will be active. Hepsia comes with a rather intuitive interface and all it will take to create an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave unless the other provider needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to remain active when you modify it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you are going to be able to use the user-friendly DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting CP. It'll provide you with a simple interface to set up a new record for every single domain name hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with a few clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Also, you will be able to choose 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 default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Additionally, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.