An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from an Internet site. This may 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, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, if you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so you're able to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Hosting

In case you have a hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are controlled 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 once you sign in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record is going to be active within a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If necessary, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it will remain active after you modify or erase it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Through a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to take advantage of our intuitive DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It will give you a simple user interface to set up a new record for every single domain name hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks. Through basic text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. Also, you'll be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Additionally, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.