An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from an Internet 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 created, you can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain address will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have several SRV records for the same service, you could set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you can distribute the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Hosting

If you host a domain within a hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much easier to set up a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you would like users to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an added option, you can select how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not required otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to benefit from our intuitive DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting CP. It'll provide you with a quite simple user interface to create a new record for every single domain hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you'll have to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Furthermore, you're going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Additionally, you have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.