SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a certain service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you can use the domain with different providers and forward it to several servers at once, each and every server handling a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the very same service, but direct 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 example, and have the actual software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are managed by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill several boxes with the required information and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it is going to remain active after you edit or erase it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new SRV record for each and every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than several mouse clicks via a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can create any record you need and as soon as you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to enter the record value, the protocol, the service as well as the port number and you'll be all set. Additionally, in case the other company requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have a lot of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a particular service. You could also specify how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.