An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a web site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for every one of them, in order to send out the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to use it for various purposes even if you can't get all services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every Linux cloud web hosting that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have no less than two servers managing the same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A brand new SRV record can be created within seconds for each and every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to set up records with the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You will need to enter the service, port number and protocol details along with the record value in them and the new record will be working soon after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You could adjust each of the two if the other provider has requested you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record is going to remain live if changed or removed, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.