SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain name for a certain service different from an Internet site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain with different providers and direct it to many servers at the same time, each and every server managing a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for two records that 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 or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

You're going to be able to set up a brand new SRV record for any one of the domains you host within a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you are able to manage them without any difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record which you set up will be active. Hepsia includes a rather user-friendly interface and all it requires to create an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol and also the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, that you can leave unless of course the other provider requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to stay active when you change it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we acknowledge how aggravating it may be to manage DNS records, we will present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to set up an SRV record without any complications. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have to type in the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to modify the priority and the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it's edited or deleted.