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

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are managed by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you sign in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes with the required information and your new SRV record is going to be active in a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. When required, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it's going to remain active after you modify or remove it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a completely new SRV record for every domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than a few mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia hosting CP, you could make any record that you need and when you select SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must type in the record value, the protocol, the service and also the port number and you will be all set. Optionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a great deal of possibilities if you use many servers for a specific service. Also, you can determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.