SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a particular service different from a website. By setting up a number of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain address with different companies and point it to several servers at the same time, 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 will not be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the same service, but direct 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 instance, and have the specific software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Hosting

You're going to be able to set up a brand new SRV record for each of the domains you host inside a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them effortlessly in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record that you set up is going to be active. Hepsia includes a highly intuitive interface and all it takes to set up an SRV record is to fill in just a few 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 could leave unless of course the other provider needs different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to remain active in case you change it or delete it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you're going to be able to take advantage of our easy to work with DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It's going to provide you with a very simple user interface to create a new record for any domain hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Through basic text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Additionally, you'll be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Additionally, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.