SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a particular service different from a website. By setting up a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain with different companies and point it to numerous servers at a time, each and every server managing a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for 2 records which are used for the very same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use 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 companies. Which one a client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

You are going to be able to set up a brand new SRV record for any of the domain names you host in a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you can manage them with ease through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record which you create will be active. Hepsia features a rather user-friendly interface and all it requires to set up an SRV record is to fill in just 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 standard values, that you can leave unless of course the other company needs different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to stay active if you modify it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Through a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to take advantage of our easy to work with DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It will give you a very simple interface to create a new record for every single domain address hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with only a few clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Moreover, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Additionally, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.