An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a site. This can 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 can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, provided that you have several SRV records for the same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for every one of them, in order to spread the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for different purposes even if you are not able to get all services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are managed by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you sign in to your web hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill a few boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record will be active in several hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. When required, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it's going to remain active after you edit or erase it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since we acknowledge how aggravating it can be to manage DNS records, we will offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as a part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to create an SRV record with no difficulties. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to input the details 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 new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it's edited or erased.