An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from an Internet site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Additionally, if you have a few SRV records for the same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for each one of them, allowing you to send out the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to employ 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 of the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are controlled by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your website hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a few boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record will be active in several 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 based upon how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. When required, you may also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it will remain active after you change or erase it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we acknowledge how irritating it may be to manage DNS records, we will give you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to set up an SRV record without any difficulties. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to input the details 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 can leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live in a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it is changed or erased.