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 site. This could be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is set up, you can specify an Internet Protocol the domain will use and the port, that will be employed to connect to the remote server. Also, if you have several SRV records for the same service, you are able to set various priorities and weights for each one of them, so you can distribute the load between a number of machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain or subdomains under it with different providers, so you can employ it for different purposes even if you are unable to get all services from a single provider.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

Provided you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain added in it are managed by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you log in to your hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record will be active within a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you modify or erase it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Through a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to use the user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It will give you a very simple interface to set up a new record for any domain name hosted in the account, so if you would like to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with just a couple of mouse clicks. Through basic text boxes, you will have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company offering you the service. Moreover, you'll be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Moreover, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.