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 which the domain name will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, if you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you could set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you can spread the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for many purposes even if you cannot get all the services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a domain name in a shared website hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it more simple to set up a new record in comparison to other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you would like customers to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an added option, you can choose how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to use our user-friendly DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting CP. It is going to provide you with a simple user interface to set up a new record for each and every domain hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. In addition, you're going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning 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. Moreover, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.