An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and use 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 so on. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain name will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you can set different priorities and weights for each one of them, so that you can send out 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 could use it for different purposes even if you can't get all the services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are handled by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you sign in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill several boxes with the required info and your new SRV record is going to be active within several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If required, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it is going to remain active after you change or erase it. The standard 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 Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to employ the user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting CP. It is going to provide you with a quite simple user interface to create a new record for each and every domain hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with just a couple of mouse clicks. Via simple text boxes, you'll need to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Moreover, you are going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Additionally, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.