An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a web site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, if you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so that you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to use it for different purposes even if you cannot get all the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain address within a shared hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much easier to create a new record compared with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you would like users to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If not requested otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we know how irritating it can be to deal with DNS records, we'll present you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as an element of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to set up an SRV record without issues. We've got a step-by-step guide, that'll make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to type in the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions to modify the priority and the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it is edited or removed.