An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a 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 can specify an Internet Protocol the domain name 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 could set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, so you're able to spread the load between several machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for many purposes even if you cannot get all services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux cloud website hosting that we offer, will provide 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 a lot simpler compared to what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than a couple of servers dealing with the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new SRV record for every domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than just a few mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool in your Hepsia website hosting CP, you are able to create any record you need and when you pick SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to insert the record value, the service, the protocol and also the port number and you'll be all set. In addition, if the other service provider requires it, you will also 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 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have a number of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a particular service. You can also determine how long the new SRV record will remain live 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.