An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a website. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain address will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, allowing you to spread the load between several machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for many purposes even if you can't get all the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a domain inside a shared web hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few clicks in the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it much easier to create a new record in comparison to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a few boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you would like clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A completely new SRV record could be created within seconds for each and every domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a very easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to create records using the DNS management tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You need to enter the service, port number and protocol details in addition to the record value in them and the new record will be working right after that. The priority and weight options may be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You'll be able to adjust any one of the two if the other provider has required you to do so. Also, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record will remain functioning if changed or erased, could also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.