An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward 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 are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, in case you have several SRV records for the exact same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for each one of them, so that you can spread the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can use it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all services from one provider.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every Linux shared website hosting that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more complex than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than a couple of servers managing the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we acknowledge how irritating it may be to handle DNS records, we'll give you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to create an SRV record with no problems. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to enter the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live in a matter 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 almost all records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it's changed or deleted.