An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a 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 set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, provided that you have several SRV records for the same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for every one of them, so you're able to spread the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for many purposes even if you cannot get all the services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Hosting

Provided you have a hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain added in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need easily, 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 go to the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill several boxes with the required information and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of 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 need to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If needed, 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 remove it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

By using a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to employ our easy to work with DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. It is going to provide you with a quite simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with just a couple of clicks. Via basic text boxes, you'll need to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. Additionally, you'll be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The standard 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 - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.