An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from an Internet site. This could 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 can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the same service, you can set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for different purposes even if you cannot get all of the services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

In case you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are managed by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your website hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill several boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. When required, you can even edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it is going to remain active after you modify or delete it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we understand how annoying it may be to handle DNS records, we will offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as a part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without troubles. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things that much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will need to type in the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to change the priority and the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it's modified or deleted.