An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from an Internet site. 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 which the domain will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Also, in case you have several SRV records for the same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for each one of them, allowing you to distribute the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every shared web hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is much more simple than what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will appear, you have to input 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 at least two servers handling the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 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 Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you're going to be able to benefit from our easy to work with DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It is going to offer you a simple user interface to create a new record for each and every domain name hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks. Through simple text boxes, you'll need to enter the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Furthermore, you're going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Furthermore, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.