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

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every shared package we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port info. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have at least 2 servers managing the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new SRV record for each and every domain name hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than a few mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia hosting CP, you could make any record that you need and once you select SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to input the service, the protocol, the record value as well as the port number and you will be all set. Optionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you have quite a lot of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a particular service. You may also outline how long the newly created SRV record will remain active if you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.