An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from an Internet site. 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 that the domain address will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have many SRV records for the very same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between several machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you host a domain in a web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you will be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much easier to set up a new record compared with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like users to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you are going to be able to use the easy to navigate DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting CP. It'll give you a rather simple user interface to set up a new record for each domain hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with a few clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. Furthermore, you'll be able to select 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 may set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.