An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a website. This may 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 that the domain address will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you could set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you're able to spread the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for various purposes even if you are unable to get all services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Hosting

In case you have a hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain included in it are handled by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you sign in to your website hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill a few boxes with the necessary info and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of 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 based upon how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If required, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you modify or remove it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A brand new SRV record can be created within seconds for each and every domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you may create records through 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 will need to type the service, port number and protocol information as well as the record value in them and the new record will be live right after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You can change any one of the two if the other company has required you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain functioning if changed or removed, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.