An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a web site. 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 will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have many SRV records for the very same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, so that you can distribute the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for many purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

You're going to be able to create a brand new SRV record for any one of the domain names which you host inside a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them with ease in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record that you set up is going to be active. Hepsia comes with a very user-friendly interface and all it requires to create an SRV record is to fill in 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, that you can leave except when the other provider needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to remain active in case you edit it or remove it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to employ our easy to navigate DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It's going to offer you a very simple user interface to set up a new record for each domain address hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will need to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. In addition, you'll be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Furthermore, you have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.