An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a website. 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, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, if you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, in order to spread the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for various purposes even if you are unable to get all of the services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain name within a cloud hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much easier to create 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 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 plus the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you would like clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we realize how annoying it could be to deal with DNS records, we are going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as an element of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without issues. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to input the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or deleted.