An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you could set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, in order to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for various purposes even if you cannot get all the services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Hosting

The Hepsia CP, included with each and every hosting that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple than what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have at least a couple of servers managing the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we understand how frustrating it can be to handle DNS records, we will give you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without problems. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to enter the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it's modified or erased.