An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a website. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for each and every 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 name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to use it for various purposes even if you can't get all the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you sign in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill a few boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record is going to be active within a few hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If required, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you modify or delete it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server package from us, you are going to be able to benefit from the easy to work with DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It is going to give you a simple user interface to set up a new record for any domain name hosted in the account, so if you would like to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you'll need to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. Moreover, you are going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Furthermore, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.