An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a web 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 could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain address will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, in case you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for each one of them, allowing you to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

In case you have a website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are managed by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you sign in to your website hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed information and your new SRV record will be active in a few hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If needed, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it'll remain active after you change or remove it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you are going to be able to benefit from the easy to work with DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It's going to offer you a rather simple user interface to create a new record for every single domain hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will need to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company offering you the service. Moreover, you're going to 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 exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Moreover, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.