An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from an Internet site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is created, you could specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, provided that you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you can set different priorities and weights for every one of them, in order to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you're able to employ it for various purposes even if you can't get all of the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

Provided you have a cloud hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are managed by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you log in to your hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If needed, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it is going to remain active after you change or remove it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to benefit from our user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting CP. It will give you a quite simple interface to set up a new record for any domain address hosted in the account, so if you would like to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with only a few clicks. Via basic text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Also, you will be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Furthermore, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.