An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some 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 created, you can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have several SRV records for the same service, you can set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, in order to send out the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain added in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you sign in to your web hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a few boxes with the required data and your new SRV record will be active within a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If needed, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it'll remain active after you edit or erase it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A brand new SRV record can be created within seconds for any domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to control the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a rather easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create 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 with the DNS management tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to type the service, port number and protocol information in addition to the record value in them and the new record will be operational shortly after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You could adjust any of the two in case the other provider has asked you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record is going to remain working if changed or erased, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.