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

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are handled by our system, you will be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If necessary, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you edit or delete it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Through a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you will be able to benefit from our intuitive DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It is going to provide you with a quite simple user interface to create a new record for every single domain name hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Through simple text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Additionally, you're going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Moreover, you'll 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 delete it or edit it.