SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from a website. By creating a couple of SRV records, you can use the domain name with different companies and forward it to numerous servers at the same time, each server managing a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you have a cloud website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are controlled by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill several boxes with the needed information and your new SRV record is going to be active within a few hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it's going to remain active after you edit or delete it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you're going to be able to employ our easy to navigate DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It's going to offer you a simple interface to create a new record for each domain address hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Using basic text boxes, you'll need to enter the service, protocol and port number details, 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 intend to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Furthermore, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or change it.