An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a web site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, if you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, allowing you to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for different purposes even if you cannot get all the services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

You will be able to set up a new SRV record for any one of the domain addresses that you host within a shared website hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them with ease through the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record you create will be active. Hepsia features a very intuitive interface and all it will take to create an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you can leave except when the other provider needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to be active in case you edit it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we know how frustrating it can be to handle DNS records, we're going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to set up an SRV record with no problems. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll have to input the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it's edited or removed.