An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a website. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain address will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for every one of them, so you're able to spread the load between a number of machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for different purposes even if you can't get all services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are managed by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill a few boxes with the necessary info and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If necessary, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it's going to remain active after you modify or delete it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we realize how aggravating it can be to manage DNS records, we are going to give you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as a part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain addresses inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to set up an SRV record without any troubles. We also have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things so much 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've given you specific directions to change the priority and the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it is edited or deleted.