An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a website. 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 used to connect to the remote server. Also, in case you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you could set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for many purposes even if you cannot get all the services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every Linux shared website hosting plan we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have at least two servers managing the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a brand new SRV record for any domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than a couple of clicks via a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia web hosting CP, you could make any record that you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to enter the service, the protocol, the record value as well as the port number and you will be all set. Optionally, if the other service provider requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you have a lot of possibilities if you use many servers for a particular service. You can also determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.