An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from an Internet 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 which the domain will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, in case you have a few SRV records for the same service, you could set various priorities and weights for every one of them, so that you can spread the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for many purposes even if you can't get all the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler than what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more difficult than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port info. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have at least a couple of servers dealing with the very same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you'll be able to employ our easy to navigate DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP. It'll provide you with a rather simple user interface to create a new record for each domain name hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will need to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Furthermore, you'll be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you intend 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 when necessary. Furthermore, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.