An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and use 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 so on. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have a few SRV records for the same service, you are able to set various priorities and weights for every one of them, so you can send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for various purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain name within a shared hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it much simpler to create a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like users to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can choose how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. Unless requested otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to employ our easy to work with DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting CP. It is going to give you a quite simple user interface to create a new record for each and every domain hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with just a couple of clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you'll need to enter the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Furthermore, you will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. In addition, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.