An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and employ it for some service different from a web 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 created, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Furthermore, in case you have a few SRV records for the very same service, you'll be able to set various priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you can distribute the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to employ the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can use it for various purposes even if you cannot get all the services from one provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are managed by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you sign in to your hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill several boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record is going to be active in a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you change or remove it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since we recognize how annoying it may be to manage DNS records, we'll offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as a part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain addresses inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without troubles. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to enter the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to change the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it's edited or deleted.