An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain name 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 set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol which the domain address will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have many SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for every one of them, so you're able to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for many purposes even if you are not able to get all the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every hosting plan that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least two servers managing the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you are going to be able to take advantage of our easy to work with DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It will provide you with a simple user interface to create a new record for each domain name hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with a few clicks. Through basic text boxes, you will need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Furthermore, you'll be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Additionally, you are going to 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 is going to be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.