An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a website. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, if you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so that you can spread the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

If you host a domain address in a website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes and you will be set. 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 two you could set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you would like customers to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can select how long this record will be active after you change 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 Servers

Setting up a completely new SRV record for every single domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and is going to take no more than a couple of mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you could make any record that you need and once you choose SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to insert the service, the protocol, the record value along with the port number and you will be set. In addition, if the other company requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have a great deal of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. You can also define how long the new SRV record will remain active in case you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.