An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from an Internet site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, if you have a few SRV records for the same service, you could set different priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you're able to send out the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to use it for various purposes even if you can't get all of the services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you host a domain inside a web hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to create a new record compared with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a few boxes and you'll be all 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 may set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you want users to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can select how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If not asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we realize how frustrating it could be to deal with DNS records, we're going to give you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain addresses within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to set up an SRV record with no difficulties. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have to input the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it is changed or deleted.