An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain name 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 many others. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain address will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Moreover, if you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you can set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, in order to send out the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for different purposes even if you cannot get all services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have no less than 2 servers dealing with the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to take advantage of the easy to work with DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It will provide you with a quite simple interface to set up a new record for every single domain hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Through basic text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Moreover, you are going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Moreover, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.