An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain name 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 so forth. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, in case you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you could set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you're able to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for many purposes even if you can't get all services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain address in a shared hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to set up a new record in comparison to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will simply have 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 and the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you would like customers to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can select how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we understand how irritating it may be to manage DNS records, we will give you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record without troubles. We've got a step-by-step guide, that'll make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to input 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 may leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value shows the time the record will continue existing after it is edited or removed.