An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain to a third-party server and employ 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, and many others. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, if you have many SRV records for the same service, you are able to set various priorities and weights for each one of them, so you can distribute the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for various purposes even if you cannot get all the services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every Linux cloud website hosting service that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port info. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have no less than two servers managing the same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A new SRV record may be created in a matter of seconds for each domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a really easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could create records via the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You will need to type the service, port number and protocol details plus the record value in them and the new record is going to be live soon after that. The priority and weight options may be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You are able to adjust any one of the two if the other company has asked you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain live if edited or deleted, could also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.