An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from an Internet site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is set up, 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. Additionally, in case you have a few SRV records for the same service, you can set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

You will be able to create a brand new SRV record for any of the domains that you host in a shared web hosting account on our groundbreaking cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them with ease in the respective section of your Hepsia CP and minutes later any new record that you create will be active. Hepsia features a highly intuitive interface and all it will require to create an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you can leave unless of course the other provider needs different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to be active if you modify it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a brand new SRV record for every domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than a couple of mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record that you need and as soon as you select SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to enter the service, the protocol, the record value as well as the port number and you'll be all set. Optionally, in case the other company requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have a lot of possibilities if you use many servers for a given service. You could also specify how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.