An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to redirect a domain to a third-party server and employ it for a service different from a website. This may 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 the domain will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, if you have several SRV records for the same service, you could set various priorities and weights for every single one of them, so you can spread the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for different purposes even if you cannot get all services from one provider.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every shared website hosting we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler than what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port details. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than 2 servers handling the same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we recognize how annoying it could be to manage DNS records, we'll present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as a part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record with no complications. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to enter the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value shows the time the record will continue existing after it is changed or removed.