An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a website. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, if you have many SRV records for the same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, allowing you to spread the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for many purposes even if you can't get all of the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain within a shared hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks in the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record compared to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will only need to fill a few boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you could set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you want users to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we know how annoying it can be to handle DNS records, we will offer you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to set up an SRV record without any problems. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to type in the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions to change the priority and the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it is changed or removed.