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

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

Provided you have a shared website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain included in it are managed by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you sign in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill several boxes with the necessary info and your new SRV record is going to be active in several hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you modify or remove it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A completely new SRV record can be created within just seconds for every single domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a really 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 may create records with the DNS management tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You will need to input the service, port number and protocol information in addition to the record value in them and the new record is going to be working soon after that. The priority and weight options may be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You can change each of the two in case the other provider has required you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record is going to remain active if changed or removed, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.