An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a website. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have a few SRV records for the same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for each one of them, so you can send out the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Hosting

In case you have a hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you log in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill several boxes with the required info and your new SRV record is going to be active within a few hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. When required, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it will remain active after you change or delete it. The default 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

Using a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you are going to be able to employ our easy to work with DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. It's going to give you a quite simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Via simple text boxes, you'll need to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. Also, you will be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Additionally, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.