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

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every Linux shared hosting plan that we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple than what other companies offer 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 sign in, navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port details. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have at least 2 servers dealing with the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A brand new SRV record may be created in a matter of seconds for every single domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could set up records with the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You have to enter the service, port number and protocol info as well as the record value in them and the new record is going to be working soon after that. The priority and weight options can be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You could change any one of the two in case the other provider has requested you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record will remain active if changed or erased, can also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.