An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from an Internet site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Additionally, in case you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you're able to spread the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can use it for various purposes even if you cannot get all the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a domain address inside a shared web hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few clicks within the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to create a new record compared with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a few boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want users to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we acknowledge how irritating it could be to manage DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as a part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without complications. We've got a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to type in the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it is edited or removed.