An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a web 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 set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, in case you have a few SRV records for the same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you're able to distribute the load between several machines. Such a record will allow 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 of the services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

You are going to be able to set up a completely new SRV record for each of the domains you host in a shared web hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you are able to manage them with ease in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record that you set up is going to be active. Hepsia features a rather intuitive interface and all it takes to create an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you could leave except if the other provider demands different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to be active in case you change it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new SRV record for each and every domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than a few clicks via a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you could make any record you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to enter the record value, the service, the protocol along with the port number and you'll be set. Optionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have a number of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a particular service. Also, you can define how long the new SRV record will remain live in case you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.