An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and use 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 set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain name will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have a few SRV records for the same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for every one of them, so you can send out the load between many machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for various purposes even if you cannot get all services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a domain inside a shared web hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with only a few clicks inside the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be ready. 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 on which server you'd like users to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As we acknowledge how aggravating it could be to deal with DNS records, we are going to give you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to create an SRV record without issues. We've got a step-by-step guide, that will make things much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to enter the information that the other company has provided 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 these two options as they are and your new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or removed.