An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Additionally, if you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you can set various priorities and weights for each one of them, in order to spread the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for various purposes even if you can't get all services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain name within a cloud website hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much easier to set up a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you may set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like users to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can select 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 not requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new SRV record for every single domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than a few mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record that you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to insert the service, the protocol, the record value and also the port number and you'll be ready. In addition, if the other service provider requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you've got lots of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a particular service. You can also outline how long the new SRV record will remain live if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.