SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain name for a specific service different from a site. By creating a few SRV records, you are able to use the domain with different providers and forward it to a number of servers simultaneously, each and every server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for two records that are used for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

You will be able to create a brand new SRV record for each of the domain addresses you host within a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them effortlessly through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record that you set up is going to be active. Hepsia comes with a rather user-friendly interface and all it takes to set up an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, that you can leave unless the other company needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to remain active when you modify it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to benefit from our easy to navigate DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It'll provide you with a quite simple user interface to set up a new record for each and every domain name hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Also, you will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.