SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a specific service different from a site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain name with different providers and forward it to several servers at once, each and every server handling a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will never be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for two records which are used for the very same service, but point 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 specific software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Provided you have a cloud web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your web hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a few boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record is going to be active in a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If required, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it is going to remain active after you change or erase it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you're going to be able to employ our user-friendly DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It will offer you a rather simple interface to create a new record for any domain address hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Through basic text boxes, you will need to enter the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. Moreover, you'll 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 exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Additionally, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.