An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and use it for a service different from an Internet site. This could 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 that the domain will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, in case you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you could set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, allowing you to send out the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for different purposes even if you are not able to get all services from one provider.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux web hosting package that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port info. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have no less than a couple of servers dealing with the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new SRV record for any domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and is going to take no more than a few clicks via a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia web hosting CP, you are able to create any record you need and once you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to type in the record value, the protocol, the service and also the port number and you'll be all set. Additionally, in case the other company requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you will have lots of possibilities if you use many servers for a particular service. You may also outline how long the newly created SRV record will remain live in case you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.