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

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a domain name inside a cloud web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few clicks in the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it much simpler to create a new record compared to other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can pick how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As we realize how irritating it may be to handle DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as a part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to set up an SRV record without any problems. We've got a step-by-step guide, that'll make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to enter the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to modify the priority and the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or removed.