An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a web site. This can 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 which the domain will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Also, in case you have numerous SRV records for the same service, you'll be able to set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, allowing you to spread the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all services from one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you have a cloud web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are handled by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you sign in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill a few boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record is going to be active within several 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 based upon how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you modify or remove it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since we realize how aggravating it can be to deal with DNS records, we are going to give you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as a part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without issues. We have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to type in the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to modify the priority and the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it is modified or removed.