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 an Internet site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the same service, you could set different priorities and weights for every single one of them, allowing you to send out the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for different purposes even if you are not able to get all services from one provider.

SRV Records in Hosting

The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every hosting we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler than what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more complicated than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than a couple of servers dealing with the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we understand how aggravating it may be to manage DNS records, we'll offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as a part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to set up an SRV record without any complications. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to input the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it is edited or removed.