An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a website. 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 can specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, in case you have numerous SRV records for the same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you can spread the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to use it for different purposes even if you cannot get all of the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are managed by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed information and your new SRV record will be active in several hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If needed, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you modify or delete it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since we know how frustrating it can be to deal with DNS records, we will offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to set up an SRV record with no problems. We've got a step-by-step guide, that'll make things much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to enter the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to modify the priority and the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it's changed or erased.