An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from an Internet 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 set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you can set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, in order to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for different purposes even if you can't get all the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

You are going to be able to create a brand new SRV record for any one of the domain addresses which you host within a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them without difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record that you set up is going to be active. Hepsia includes a very intuitive interface and all it requires to set up an SRV record is to fill in just 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 default values, that you can leave except when the other company requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to remain active if you change it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since we know how annoying it could be to handle DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as a part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without troubles. We've got a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will have to type in the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to modify the priority and the weight values, you can 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) may also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or deleted.