An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a web site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for every one of them, allowing you to send out the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

You'll be able to set up a new SRV record for each of the domain names that you host in a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you are able to manage them effortlessly in the respective section of your Hepsia CP and minutes later any new record you create is going to be active. Hepsia comes with a highly intuitive interface and all it will take to create an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you can leave unless the other company demands different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to be active when you change it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we know how annoying it may be to manage DNS records, we're going to present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to create an SRV record without any complications. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to input the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to modify the priority and the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it is changed or erased.