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 a web 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 could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, in case you have many SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for each one of them, in order to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can use it for many purposes even if you can't get all of the services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

You are going to be able to set up a brand new SRV record for any one of the domain names which you host within a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them without difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia CP and just minutes later any new record you create will be active. Hepsia comes with a highly intuitive interface and all it will take to create an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you can leave unless the other company demands different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to be active in case you edit it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since we know how aggravating it could be to manage DNS records, we're going to present you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain addresses within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to set up an SRV record without problems. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using an intuitive 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 the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a few 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 most records. This value shows the time the record will continue existing after it is changed or erased.