An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a website. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain address will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you can send out the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every cloud web hosting that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than a couple of servers managing the same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you're going to be able to benefit from our intuitive DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting CP. It'll provide you with a rather simple interface to set up a new record for each domain address hosted within the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with just a few clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Moreover, you'll be able to select 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 needed. Furthermore, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.