An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from an Internet site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is created, you can specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for every one of them, in order to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for many purposes even if you are not able to get all the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every cloud web hosting service we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than a couple of servers dealing with the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you will be able to benefit from our user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It's going to provide you with a simple interface to set up a new record for each and every domain hosted within the account, so if you would like to use a domain address for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with just a few clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you will need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Furthermore, you're going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Furthermore, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.