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

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain address within a shared hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to set up a new record in comparison to other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like clients to access first or what recommendations the other provider 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’s measured in seconds. Unless requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we understand how irritating it could be to handle DNS records, we'll offer you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as a part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without any complications. We also have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll have to enter the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within 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 most records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it is modified or deleted.