An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, if you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you could set different priorities and weights for every one of them, so that you can distribute the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for different purposes even if you cannot get all services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

You will be able to create a new SRV record for any of the domain addresses that you host inside a shared web hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them without any difficulty through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record you set up is going to be active. Hepsia features a very user-friendly interface and all it requires to create an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave unless of course the other company requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to be active when you change it or remove it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we understand how irritating it can be to manage DNS records, we'll give you an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to set up an SRV record without issues. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to type in the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or removed.