An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a web 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 can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, provided that you have many SRV records for the same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you're able to distribute the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for different purposes even if you can't get all the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain address in a cloud hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to create a new record compared to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you can set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want customers to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can select how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since we recognize how frustrating it may be to deal with DNS records, we are going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without any issues. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll have to enter the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to change the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value shows the time the record will continue existing after it's changed or removed.