An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a site. This may 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 could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you could set different priorities and weights for every single one of them, in order to spread the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for various purposes even if you can't get all the services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are controlled by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill a few boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record is going to be active within several hours. You can input 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 on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If required, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you edit or remove it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you are going to be able to benefit from the intuitive DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It'll provide you with a very simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain address hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Also, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Moreover, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.