SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a specific service different from a website. By setting up a number of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain with different providers and direct it to a number of servers at a time, each and every server managing a different service. You'll be able to 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 two records that are employed for the very same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

In case you have a shared hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are managed by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your website hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill a couple of boxes with the needed information and your new SRV record will be active within several hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If needed, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it'll remain active after you modify or delete it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to use the easy to work with DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It will provide you with a very simple interface to create a new record for any domain name hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks. Through basic text boxes, you will have to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Furthermore, you will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the exact 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'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 will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.