An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from an Internet site. This could 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 the domain name will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, provided that you have many SRV records for the same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you can spread the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for many purposes even if you are not able to get all services from one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more complicated than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port info. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have no less than two servers handling the same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a brand new SRV record for every domain name hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than a few clicks via a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you could make any record you need and when you select SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to type in the service, the protocol, the record value as well as the port number and you will be all set. Furthermore, in case the other company requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you have lots of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a particular service. You may also determine how long the new SRV record will remain active in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.