An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a web 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 created, you can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, if you have a few SRV records for the same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you're able to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for many purposes even if you cannot get all services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain within a shared hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you will be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it much easier to set up a new record compared with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you want clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an added option, you can pick how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a brand new SRV record for every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and is going to take no more than a few clicks via a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia web hosting CP, you can create any record that you need and as soon as you select SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to type in the record value, the protocol, the service and also the port number and you will be set. In addition, in case the other service provider 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've got a number of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. Also, you can determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain active if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.