An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a site. This could 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 will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Also, in case you have many SRV records for the very same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you're able to spread the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for many purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain address inside a cloud hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record in comparison to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like users to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since we recognize how aggravating it could be to deal with DNS records, we're going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to set up an SRV record without any issues. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things that much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will have to input the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions to modify the priority and the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it's changed or deleted.