An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some 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 set up, you could specify an Internet Protocol which the domain address will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have many SRV records for the very same service, you could set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will permit you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could employ it for many purposes even if you can't get all of the services from just one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain name inside a cloud website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to set up a new record compared to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like clients to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to benefit from the user-friendly DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It's going to give you a simple user interface to set up a new record for each and every domain hosted within the account, so if you want to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with only a few clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Furthermore, you'll be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the exact 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'll have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or change it.