An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to redirect a domain 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, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol which the domain will use and the port, which will be employed to connect to the remote server. In addition, in case you have several SRV records for the very same service, you could set different priorities and weights for each one of them, so you're able to send out the load between a number of machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different companies, so you could use it for many purposes even if you are unable to get all the services from just one service provider.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

Provided you have a shared web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you sign in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill several boxes with the required information and your new SRV record will be active in a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If needed, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you edit or erase it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A completely new SRV record can be created in a matter of seconds for every single domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a very easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to set up records with the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You have to enter the service, port number and protocol info plus the record value in them and the new record will be live soon after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You may adjust each of the two in case the other company has requested you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record is going to remain active if changed or erased, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.