An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, in case you have many SRV records for the very same service, you can set various priorities and weights for every one of them, so that you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for various purposes even if you can't get all of the services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain address within a cloud hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record in comparison with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you can set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like users to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can pick how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to employ our user-friendly DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. It's going to offer you a very simple interface to set up a new record for each domain address hosted within the account, so if you want to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with just a couple of clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you will need to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you the service. In addition, you're going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Additionally, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.