An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and so on. When an SRV record is set up, you are able to 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, if you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for every one of them, in order to send out the load between many machines. Such a record will enable you to employ the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can use it for different purposes even if you are not able to get all the services from a single 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 included in it are controlled by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you sign in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record is going to be active within a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use and also 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 requires. If needed, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it's going to remain active after you change or delete it. The default TTL value for the majority of 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

As we acknowledge how irritating it could be to deal with DNS records, we're going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as a part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to set up an SRV record without problems. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using an intuitive 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 instructions to change the priority and the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it is edited or erased.