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 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 could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, in case you have numerous SRV records for the same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for every one of them, in order to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for various purposes even if you can't get all services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux shared website hosting plan we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler than what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more complicated than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have at least a couple of servers dealing with the very same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A completely new SRV record could be created in just seconds for each and every domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a very easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you'll be able to create records via the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to type the service, port number and protocol info as well as the record value in them and the new record is going to be working shortly after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You may change any of the two in case the other provider has required you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record will remain functioning if changed or removed, can also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.