An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a website. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for various purposes even if you cannot get all of the services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are managed by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If necessary, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it will remain active after you modify or delete it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to take advantage of our intuitive DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It'll give you a very simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with just a couple of clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. Moreover, you will be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can 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 any other value - thus setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.