An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to point a domain name to a third-party server and use 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, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol the domain address will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have numerous SRV records for the exact same service, you can set various priorities and weights for every one of them, so that you can distribute the load between several machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could use it for different purposes even if you cannot get all of the services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to create a new SRV record for any one of the domains that you host within a shared website hosting account on our groundbreaking cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them effortlessly via the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record which you set up will be active. Hepsia features a rather user-friendly interface and all it requires to create an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you can leave unless of course the other provider needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to stay active if you edit it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since we realize how frustrating it could be to deal with DNS records, we'll give you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to create an SRV record without any difficulties. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll have to input the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and 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) may also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it is changed or erased.