An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from an Internet 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 created, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, in order to spread 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 many purposes even if you can't get all of the services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every Linux shared website hosting that we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler than what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will appear, 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 make a difference if you have at least two servers managing the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a brand new SRV record for every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and is going to take no more than several mouse clicks via a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you could make any record you need and once you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to insert the record value, the protocol, the service as well as the port number and you'll be set. In addition, if the other company requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you will have a great deal of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. You can also specify how long the newly created SRV record will remain active if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.