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 an Internet site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Additionally, if you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set various priorities and weights for each one of them, allowing you to send out the load between many machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can use it for different purposes even if you can't get all of the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

If you host a domain name in a website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to set up a new record compared to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will only have to fill a few boxes and you will be ready. 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 two you can set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like customers to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an extra option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If not asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new SRV record for every single domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than just a few mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can create any record you need and when you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must type in the record value, the protocol, the service and the port number and you will be set. Furthermore, if the other service provider requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a great deal of possibilities if you use many servers for a given service. You could also specify how long the new SRV record will remain live if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.