An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a 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 set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Additionally, in case you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you can set various priorities and weights for every one of them, in order to send out the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for many purposes even if you can't get all of the services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain within 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 only a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you want clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can select how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not asked otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you'll be able to use the intuitive DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. It will provide you with a quite simple user interface to set up a new record for each and every domain address hosted within the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Using basic text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. In addition, you're going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Additionally, you'll 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.