SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you can use the domain address with different providers and point it to a number of servers at a time, each and every server handling a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the real software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

Provided you have a shared website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain included in it are handled by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you sign in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill several boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record is going to be active within a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If necessary, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you modify or erase it. The default TTL value for most 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

A new SRV record may be created in just seconds for every single domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you'll be able to create records through the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You will need to input the service, port number and protocol info as well as the record value in them and the new record is going to be live soon after that. The priority and weight options can be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You may adjust any of the two in case the other company has required you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain working if edited or removed, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.