An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a site. 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 can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you could set various priorities and weights for each one of them, so you're able to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain name in a shared hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you will be able to create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you could set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an added option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a completely new SRV record for every single domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than a couple of clicks through a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you could make any record that you need and as soon as you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to insert the record value, the service, the protocol and the port number and you will be ready. Furthermore, if the other company requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you have quite a lot of possibilities if you use many servers for a particular service. You may also specify how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.