An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a website. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain address will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have many SRV records for the very same service, you could set various priorities and weights for every one of them, so you're able to send out the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for various purposes even if you are unable to get all services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain included in it are handled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you log in to your hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill a few boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record will be active within a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. When required, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you change or erase it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you're going to be able to take advantage of our easy to navigate DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It will give you a rather simple interface to create a new record for every single domain name hosted in the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. In addition, you will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Moreover, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.