An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a website. 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 are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, if you have several SRV records for the same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for every single one of them, in order to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to use it for various purposes even if you can't get all the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every Linux shared package we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have no less than a couple of servers dealing with the same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 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 Hosting

Using a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you will be able to use the user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. It is going to offer you a rather simple interface to create a new record for any domain name hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Through simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. Furthermore, you will be able to pick 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 can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Moreover, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or change it.