An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect 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 on. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, if you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set different priorities and weights for each one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all services from one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to create a new SRV record for any one of the domain addresses you host inside a shared web hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you are able to manage them effortlessly in the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record which you set up will be active. Hepsia comes with a very intuitive interface and all it will take to set up an SRV record is to fill in a couple of 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, which you can leave except when the other provider requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to remain active when you edit it or delete it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to use the easy to work with DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It's going to give you a quite simple interface to create a new record for any domain name hosted in the account, so if you would like 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 enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. Also, you are going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Additionally, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.