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 may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you could set different priorities and weights for every one of them, so that you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could use it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain within a cloud hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you will be able to create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you could set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you want customers to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can select how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If not asked otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of our easy to work with DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP. It'll provide you with a rather simple user interface to set up a new record for every single domain hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Using very simple text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Also, you will be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Furthermore, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.