An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a website. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, provided that you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for each one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to use it for different purposes even if you can't get all of the services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain address within a cloud hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record in comparison with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a few boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value 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 additional option, you can choose how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since we recognize how irritating it can be to deal with DNS records, we're going to give you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without any troubles. We have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll have to enter the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it's changed or erased.