An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to forward a domain name to a third-party server and use it for some service different from a web site. This may be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, etc. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol that the domain will use and the port, which will be used to connect to the remote server. Moreover, if you have several SRV records for the same service, you are able to set different priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you're able to distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will permit you to use the same domain address or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for various purposes even if you cannot get all services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you host a domain inside a web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record compared to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you can set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want users to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If not requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since we acknowledge how annoying it could be to manage DNS records, we're going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to set up an SRV record without any complications. We also have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to enter the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it is edited or erased.