SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a particular service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain with different providers and direct it to numerous servers at a time, every single server managing a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for two 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 companies. Which one a customer of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to set up a new SRV record for any of the domains which you host in a shared web hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them with ease through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record that you set up will be active. Hepsia comes with a very intuitive interface and all it will require to set up an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you could leave except when the other company requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to remain active in case you edit it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server package from us, you are going to be able to benefit from our user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It'll offer you a simple interface to create a new record for each domain hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with a few clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Also, you are going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Furthermore, you will have the option to adjust 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 remove it or edit it.