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

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux shared hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more complex than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port info. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than a couple of servers handling the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we recognize how irritating it may be to manage DNS records, we are going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to create an SRV record with no complications. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to type in the details 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 the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it is changed or removed.