SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain address with different companies and forward it to many servers simultaneously, each and every server managing a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to set up a completely new SRV record for any one of the domain names that you host in a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them without difficulty through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record that you create is going to be active. Hepsia features a rather intuitive interface and all it requires to set up an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you could leave unless the other provider needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to stay active in case you change it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you are going to be able to use our user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It's going to give you a very simple user interface to create a new record for every single domain address hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with just a few clicks. Using simple text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. Moreover, you'll be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Furthermore, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.