An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from an Internet site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, provided that you have many SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set various priorities and weights for every one of them, so you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for different purposes even if you are not able to get all the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you sign in to your website hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill several boxes with the required data and your new SRV record will be active in several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. When required, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it is going to remain active after you change or remove it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A new SRV record can be created in a matter of seconds for each domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, which is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a rather easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you may create records via the DNS administration 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 enter the service, port number and protocol info in addition to the record value in them and the new record is going to be working soon after that. The priority and weight options may be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You'll be able to adjust any of the two in case the other provider has required you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain working if edited or erased, could also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.