An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a website. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, if you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so you're able to spread the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for many purposes even if you can't get all the services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to create a new SRV record for any of the domain names you host within a shared website hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them without difficulty through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record which you create is going to be active. Hepsia comes with a really intuitive interface and all it will require to create an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol and also the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave except when the other company needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to stay active when you modify it or delete it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a completely new SRV record for every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than several clicks via a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you can create any record that you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must insert the record value, the protocol, the service and the port number and you'll be set. Optionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you will have a lot of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a particular service. You can also define how long the new SRV record will remain live if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.