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

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, included with each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler in comparison with what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port info. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have at least 2 servers managing the same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we realize how irritating it can be to manage DNS records, we are going to give you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to set up an SRV record with no difficulties. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will need to input the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to change the priority and the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it's edited or deleted.