An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and employ 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 created, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, if you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so you can spread the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for different purposes even if you can't get all services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are handled by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill several boxes with the required data and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If needed, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you modify or remove it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As we acknowledge how aggravating it could be to deal with DNS records, we're going to present you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to create an SRV record without complications. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will have to input the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to change the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few 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 almost all records. This value shows the time the record will continue existing after it's edited or erased.