An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, in case you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so that you can send out the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for various purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you host a domain inside a web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks inside the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much easier to set up a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll only have to fill a few boxes and you'll be 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 can set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you want clients to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can pick how long this record is going to 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 can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a brand new SRV record for every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than several mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you could make any record that you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to enter the service, the protocol, the record value and also the port number and you'll be set. Additionally, if the other company requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have a number of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a particular service. Also, you can determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.