An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from an Internet site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you can set different priorities and weights for every one of them, allowing you to spread the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every web hosting service we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is much more simple compared to what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more complex than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have no less than 2 servers handling the same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A new SRV record can be created within seconds for any domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a really easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you can create records through the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You will need to type the service, port number and protocol info plus the record value in them and the new record will be operational shortly after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You can adjust each of the two in case the other provider has requested you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain functioning if edited or removed, can also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.