SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a specific service different from a website. By setting up a number of SRV records, you are able to use the domain address with different companies and forward it to numerous servers at the same time, every single server managing a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will not be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for two records that are used for the same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With 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 several machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to set up a brand new SRV record for each of the domain names you host in a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you are able to manage them without difficulty through the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record that you set up is going to be active. Hepsia includes a rather intuitive interface and all it will require to set up an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, that you can leave unless of course the other company requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to stay active in case you change it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we know how aggravating it can be to handle DNS records, we're going to present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record without complications. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll have to input the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to change the priority and the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a matter of 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 most records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it's changed or erased.