An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a site. This can 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, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, in case you have a few SRV records for the same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for each one of them, so that you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to use it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Hosting

If you host a domain in a hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much easier to create a new record compared with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you can set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a brand new SRV record for every single domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than a couple of mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you could make any record you need and when you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to enter the record value, the service, the protocol as well as the port number and you will be all set. Furthermore, in case the other service provider requires it, you will 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 two options is from 1 to 100, so you have numerous possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. You can also define how long the new SRV record will remain live in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.