An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a site. This could 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 are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Additionally, in case 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 spread the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for various purposes even if you can't get all the services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain address in a shared hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it much easier to create a new record compared to other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a few 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 could set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you'd like customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you may 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 is measured in seconds. Unless requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we know how frustrating it can be to handle DNS records, we will present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without complications. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have to input the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or erased.