An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from an Internet site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, if you have several SRV records for the same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, in order to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can use it for different purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain address within a cloud hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll only have to fill a few boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you may set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can choose how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you're going to be able to use our easy to navigate DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. It's going to provide you with a quite simple user interface to create a new record for any domain name hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you will need to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Additionally, you'll be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Moreover, you have the option to change 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 delete it or modify it.