SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a website. By creating a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain address with different providers and point it to a number of servers at once, every single server managing a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the 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 specific software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

Provided you have a shared hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are managed by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you log in to your hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill several boxes with the required info and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it is going to remain active after you modify or remove it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Through a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you will be able to benefit from our easy to work with DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It's going to provide you with a very simple interface to set up a new record for any domain address hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Via simple text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. Additionally, you're going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Additionally, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or change it.