An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a web site. 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 the domain address will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, provided that you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set various priorities and weights for each one of them, in order to spread the load between many machines. Such a record will allow you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

Provided you have a shared hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you sign in to your hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill a few boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record is going to be active in several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. When required, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it will remain active after you change or delete it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As we know how irritating it can be to manage DNS records, we are going to give you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to set up an SRV record without any complications. We've got a step-by-step guide, that'll make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to type in the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to change the priority and the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it is changed or removed.