An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a web site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so that you can spread the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for many purposes even if you can't get all services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every Linux shared web hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more complex than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than 2 servers dealing with the same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Through a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to employ our intuitive DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It'll give you a quite simple interface to set up a new record for each and every domain address hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Through basic text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company offering you the service. In addition, you will be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning 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 necessary. Furthermore, you have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.