An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a web site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, in case you have many SRV records for the same service, you are able to set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for different purposes even if you can't get all the services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every cloud web hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler than what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port info. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than two servers managing the same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to take advantage of our intuitive DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting CP. It is going to provide you with a quite simple user interface to set up a new record for any domain hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you will need to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you the service. In addition, you're going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Additionally, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.