SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain name for a specific service different from a site. By setting up a few SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to numerous servers simultaneously, each and every server managing a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the exact 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 actual 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 that you've set.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

Provided you have a website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are managed by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your web hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record will be active within a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number 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 needs. If necessary, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it's going to remain active after you modify or remove it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server package from us, you are going to be able to use the easy to work with DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting CP. It will provide you with a simple interface to create a new record for any domain name hosted in the account, so if you want to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with a few clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. In addition, you will be able to choose 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 standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Furthermore, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.