An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and use 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 on. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Additionally, provided that you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you can set various priorities and weights for each one of them, so you're able to spread the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for different purposes even if you cannot get all services from one provider.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you host a domain address in a web 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 inside the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you may set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want clients to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an added option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since we understand how annoying it may be to deal with DNS records, we are going to give you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without troubles. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things that much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to type in the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it's changed or deleted.