An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from an Internet site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, provided that you have several SRV records for the very same service, you can set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you're able to spread the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for different purposes even if you can't get all of the services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record that 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 will not have to do anything more difficult than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will show up, you have to input 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 at least a couple of servers dealing with the same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain functional after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to employ our intuitive DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It will give you a rather simple interface to create a new record for each domain name hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Using basic text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. Moreover, you will 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 required. Moreover, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.