An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and use 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 set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have many SRV records for the very same service, you can set different priorities and weights for each one of them, in order to spread the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to set up a completely new SRV record for each of the domain names which you host in a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you are able to manage them effortlessly through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record which you create is going to be active. Hepsia comes with a highly user-friendly interface and all it will require to create an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you can leave except when the other company requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to remain active in case you change it or remove it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to take advantage of the easy to navigate DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It'll 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 would like to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Using basic text boxes, you will need to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. Moreover, you will be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. In addition, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.