SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a certain service different from an Internet site. By setting up a few SRV records, you can use the domain name with different providers and forward it to a number of servers at a time, each server handling a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the exact same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain added in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you sign in to your web hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes with the needed information and your new SRV record is going to be active in a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you edit or erase it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Through a semi-dedicated server package from us, you're going to be able to benefit from the easy to navigate DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It's going to offer you a very simple interface to create a new record for each domain address hosted in the account, so if you would like to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with just a couple of mouse clicks. Through very simple 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 pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. In addition, you have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 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 change it.