An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, if you have many SRV records for the same service, you could set various priorities and weights for every one of them, so you're able to distribute the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for different purposes even if you can't get all of the services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

In case you have a web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are managed by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a few boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record is going to be active in a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you may also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows 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 will be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

By using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you'll be able to take advantage of our user-friendly DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting CP. It will offer you a rather simple user interface to set up a new record for each and every domain name hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Via simple text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Also, you're going to 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 same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Furthermore, you have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.