An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from an Internet site. 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 are able to specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, in case you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so that you can distribute the load between several machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a shared website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to create a new record compared to other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you would like customers to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to benefit from the easy to navigate DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting CP. It's going to give you a quite simple interface to create a new record for any domain hosted within the account, so if you would like to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Moreover, you are going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Furthermore, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.