SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a particular service different from a site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you can use the domain address with different providers and direct it to a number of servers at a time, every single server handling a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the very 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 example, and have the real software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

Provided you have a shared hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are controlled by our system, you will be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill several boxes with the necessary info and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If needed, you may also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you modify or delete 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

By using a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you are going to be able to benefit from the easy to work with DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. It's going to offer you a quite simple interface to create a new record for each domain address hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Moreover, you'll be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. In addition, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.