An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward 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 forth. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Additionally, if you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so you can spread the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for various purposes even if you cannot get all services from one provider.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

In case you have a website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are managed by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record will be active within several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you need 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 is going to remain active after you modify or erase it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

By using a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you are going to be able to employ our intuitive DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting CP. It is going to offer you a simple interface to set up a new record for each and every domain name hosted within the account, so if you wish to use a domain address for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with just a couple of mouse clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Furthermore, you'll be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. In addition, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.