SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain for a certain service different from an Internet site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain name with different providers and forward it to numerous servers at the same time, every single server handling a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to set up a new SRV record for any of the domains you host within a shared website hosting account on our groundbreaking cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them without difficulty through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record that you set up is going to be active. Hepsia includes a really user-friendly interface and all it will require to set up an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record is going to 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 unless the other provider needs different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to stay active if you modify it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to use our user-friendly DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It is going to provide you with a very simple user interface to set up a new record for each and every domain hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Via basic text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. In addition, you will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning 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 necessary. Furthermore, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.