An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from an Internet site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Additionally, provided that you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you can set different priorities and weights for each one of them, so that you can spread the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for many purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every Linux website hosting package we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have at least 2 servers handling the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

By using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to benefit from our easy to navigate DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting CP. It is going to provide you with a rather simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain name hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will need to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Also, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. In addition, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.