An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from an Internet site. This may 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 name will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Additionally, provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you can set different priorities and weights for every one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for various purposes even if you cannot get all of the services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia CP, included with each and every shared plan we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple than what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have no less than two servers handling the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you will be able to employ our easy to navigate DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting CP. It's going to provide you with a rather simple user interface to set up a new record for any domain address hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Through simple text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Also, you will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Moreover, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.