An SRV record is a DNS record, which is used to direct a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from an Internet site. This can 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 address will use and the port, that will be used to connect to the remote server. In addition, if you have a few SRV records for the exact same service, you'll be able to set individual priorities and weights for each and every one of them, so you can send out the load between several machines. Such a record will allow you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you're able to employ it for many purposes even if you can't get all services from a single service provider.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a brand new SRV record for each and every domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than several mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool inside your Hepsia web hosting CP, you can create any record you need and as soon as you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to insert the record value, the service, the protocol and the port number and you'll be set. Additionally, if the other service provider requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you have lots of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. You may also specify how long the new SRV record will remain active if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.