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

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux shared hosting service that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler than what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than two servers dealing with the same service. If you work with 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 will remain functional after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a brand new SRV record for every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than several clicks using a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool in your Hepsia web hosting CP, you could make any record you need and when you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to insert the record value, the service, the protocol and the port number and you will be ready. In addition, in case the other company requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you will have a lot of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a specific service. You can also outline how long the newly created SRV record will remain active in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.