An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct 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 can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, in case you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set various priorities and weights for every one of them, so you're able to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for different purposes even if you are not able to get all the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

You are going to be able to create a brand new SRV record for each of the domain names you host inside a shared web hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you can manage them without difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record which you set up is going to be active. Hepsia features a highly intuitive interface and all it will take to create an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record will 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 if the other provider requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to remain active in case you change it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we know how aggravating it could be to handle DNS records, we'll give you an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain addresses inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to set up an SRV record without troubles. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will need to type in the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you may 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) could also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it's modified or erased.