SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from a site. By creating a number of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain address with different companies and direct it to a number of servers simultaneously, every single server handling 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 2 records which are used for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the real software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

You'll be able to set up a new SRV record for each of the domains that you host in a shared website hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you can manage them without difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record that you set up will be active. Hepsia includes a rather user-friendly interface and all it will require to create an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and also the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you can leave unless the other provider demands different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to remain active in case you modify it or remove it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a completely new SRV record for every domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than a couple of clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can create any record you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to enter the record value, the service, the protocol and the port number and you will be all set. Furthermore, if the other company requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have lots of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a specific service. You may also determine how long the new SRV record will remain active if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.