An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from an Internet site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain address will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, provided that you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for each one of them, so you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for many purposes even if you cannot get all of the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to set up a new SRV record for each of the domain names which you host in a shared web hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them without any difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia CP and minutes later any new record that you create is going to be active. Hepsia includes a very user-friendly interface and all it takes to set up an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and also the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, that you can leave unless the other company requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to remain active when you modify it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we understand how frustrating it may be to deal with DNS records, we'll offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as a part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain addresses inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to create an SRV record with no troubles. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to enter the info 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 could leave these two options as they are and your brand 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 typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it's edited or erased.