An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a web site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, if you have numerous SRV records for the very same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for every single one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between several machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can use it for different purposes even if you are not able to get all the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to set up a brand new SRV record for any one of the domain names which you host inside a shared website hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you are able to manage them without any difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record you set up is going to be active. Hepsia features a rather user-friendly interface and all it requires to set up an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you could leave unless the other company requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to stay active when you change it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As we know how annoying it could be to manage DNS records, we are going to present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to create an SRV record with no issues. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll have to input the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a matter of 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 the majority of records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it is changed or deleted.