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 an Internet site. This can 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 can specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, in case you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, allowing you to send out the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

You're going to be able to set up a new SRV record for each of the domain names that you host within a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them without any difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record you set up will be active. Hepsia includes a really user-friendly interface and all it requires to create an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave unless the other company demands different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to stay active when you change it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new SRV record for each and every domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than just a few mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record that you need and when you select SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to enter the record value, the service, the protocol and the port number and you will be ready. Additionally, in case 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 default value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have lots of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. You could also outline how long the newly created SRV record will remain live 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.