SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a certain service different from an Internet site. By creating a few SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different providers and forward it to several servers simultaneously, every single server managing a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the exact same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Hosting

You'll be able to create a new SRV record for any one of the domain addresses you host within a shared website hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them without any difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record that you create is going to be active. Hepsia comes with a really intuitive interface and all it will take to set up an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you can leave except if the other provider requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to remain active when you edit 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 will be able to benefit from our easy to work with DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It'll offer you a rather simple user interface to create a new record for each domain name hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with just a few clicks. Via basic text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you must have from the company providing you with 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 very same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Additionally, you'll have the option to change 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 remove it or edit it.