An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain to a third-party server and use 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, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you're able to spread the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for many purposes even if you cannot get all the services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

You'll be able to create a brand new SRV record for any one of the domain names that you host inside a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them with ease in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record you set up will be active. Hepsia comes with a really user-friendly interface and all it will require to create an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and also the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you can leave unless the other company requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to be active if you edit it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since we acknowledge how annoying it may be to handle DNS records, we'll provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as a part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to create an SRV record without any troubles. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to type in the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it is edited or deleted.