An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a website. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, which is to be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, provided that you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for every single one of them, in order to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different companies, so you can employ it for many purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every Linux web hosting package that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple than what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more difficult than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port details. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have no less than 2 servers dealing with the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a brand new SRV record for each and every domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than a few mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS management tool in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record that you need and once you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to input the service, the protocol, the record value and also the port number and you will be set. In addition, in case the other service provider requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you will have a lot of possibilities if you use many servers for a particular service. You may also define how long the new SRV record will remain active 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.