An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to point a domain to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so forth. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol which the domain name will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, provided that you have many SRV records for the very same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for each one of them, so that you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can use it for many purposes even if you can't get all the services from one service provider.

SRV Records in Hosting

Provided you have a hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are handled by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you log in to your website hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes with the required info and your new SRV record is going to be active within a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If necessary, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it is going to remain active after you edit or delete it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we understand how annoying it could be to manage DNS records, we will present you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to create an SRV record with no problems. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to input the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it is edited or erased.