An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a web site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so you're able to send out the load between many machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could use it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

If you host a domain name inside a website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with a few clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it more simple to set up a new record compared to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you may set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you would like customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A brand new SRV record can be created in just seconds for each domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a rather easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you can create records via the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You have to input the service, port number and protocol info along with the record value in them and the new record is going to be working right after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You are able to adjust any of the two if the other provider has asked you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain working if edited or deleted, can also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.