SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a particular service different from a site. By creating a number of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain address with different companies and point it to several servers at once, each server managing a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for two records which are employed 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 example, and have the actual software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

You're going to be able to create a new SRV record for any of the domain names that you host in a shared web hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain address 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 minutes later any new record which you set up is going to be active. Hepsia includes a rather intuitive interface and all it will require 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 as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you can leave except when the other company needs different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to be active when you change it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you are going to be able to benefit from the easy to navigate DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It is going to offer you a rather simple interface to create a new record for every single domain name hosted in the account, so if you would like to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with just a couple of mouse clicks. Using basic text boxes, you'll need to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Also, you'll be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Additionally, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.