An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a website. This can 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, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you could set different priorities and weights for every single one of them, in order to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for many purposes even if you cannot get all services from one provider.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every Linux shared website hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log 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 details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have at least a couple of servers dealing with the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to take advantage of the intuitive DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting CP. It'll give you a rather simple interface to set up a new record for each domain address hosted within the account, so if you would like to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Using simple text boxes, you'll need to enter the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Furthermore, you're going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Additionally, you have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.