An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a web site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set various 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 use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for different purposes even if you can't get all of the services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are managed by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record will be active in a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If necessary, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you modify or erase it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you'll be able to employ our easy to navigate DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting CP. It's going to provide you with a quite simple user interface to create a new record for each domain address hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Via basic text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Furthermore, you will be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning 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. In addition, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.