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

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every cloud hosting we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need 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 several boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than a couple of servers managing the same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a brand new SRV record for each and every domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than a few mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you can create any record that you need and as soon as you choose SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to input the record value, the protocol, the service and also the port number and you'll be set. In addition, in case the other service provider requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have lots of possibilities if you use many servers for a particular service. Also, you can determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain live in case you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.