An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a 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 could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Additionally, in case you have numerous SRV records for the same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you're able to spread the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for different purposes even if you cannot get all services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

You will be able to create a new SRV record for any one of the domain names that you host inside a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them without any difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record that you create will be active. Hepsia comes with a rather intuitive interface and all it takes to set up an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, that you can leave except if the other provider requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to be active if you edit it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a brand new SRV record for every single domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than a couple of clicks through a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia hosting CP, you could make any record you need and as soon as you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to insert the service, the protocol, the record value as well as the port number and you'll be set. Furthermore, 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 default value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a great deal of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a particular service. You may also define how long the new 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.