SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a specific service different from a site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different companies and direct it to numerous servers at a time, each server handling a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will never be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having 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 specific software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

You are going to be able to set up a completely new SRV record for any one of the domain names which you host in a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them without difficulty through the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record you create is going to be active. Hepsia features a rather user-friendly interface and all it requires to set up an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record will 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 can leave unless the other company demands different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to stay active if you edit it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since we recognize how irritating it could be to handle DNS records, we're going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain addresses inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record without issues. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to input the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to modify the priority and the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value shows the time the record will continue existing after it's changed or erased.