An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a website. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so you can distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could use it for many purposes even if you can't get all of the services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

In case you have a web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a few boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record will be active within several 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 based on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If necessary, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you change or delete it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As we recognize how irritating it can be to manage DNS records, we are going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record without problems. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have to input the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to modify 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 few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it's edited or deleted.