SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain name for a certain service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you will be able to use the domain with different providers and forward it to a number of servers at the same time, every single server managing a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for two records that are used for the exact same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having 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 real software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

In case you have a shared hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain included 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 CP and when you log in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record is going to be active within a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If required, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it is going to remain active after you modify or remove it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you'll be able to employ our intuitive DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP. It's going to give you a simple user interface to set up a new record for each and every domain hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Through basic text boxes, you will need to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company providing you the service. In addition, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Additionally, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.