An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a web site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, in case you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, allowing you to send out the load between several machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could use it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you host a domain inside a web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to set up a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you'd like users to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can choose how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If not asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A brand new SRV record may be created in a matter of seconds for any domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, employed to control the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could create records using the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to enter the service, port number and protocol details as well as the record value in them and the new record will be operational shortly after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You'll be able to adjust any one of the two if the other provider has required you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record will remain working if changed or deleted, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.