An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and employ 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 many others. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, if you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for every single one of them, in order to send out the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain name within a cloud hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with only a few clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to set up a new record compared with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you may set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you'd like customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can 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 asked otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Using a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you are going to be able to employ our user-friendly DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It'll provide you with a rather simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you will need to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. Also, you will be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.