An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a website. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, if you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you can set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, in order to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for different purposes even if you cannot get all the services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every Linux cloud hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log 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 type in the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have no less than two servers dealing with the very same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new SRV record for any domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than several mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you could make any record that you need and once you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to enter the record value, the protocol, the service and the port number and you will be set. Additionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have a number of possibilities if you use many servers for a specific service. You could also define how long the new SRV record will remain active 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.