SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain name for a certain service different from a site. By creating a few SRV records, you will be able to use the domain with different companies and forward it to a number of servers at a time, every single server handling a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is much more simple than what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more complex than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than two servers dealing with the same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain operational after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new SRV record for any domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than just a few clicks through a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool inside your Hepsia website hosting CP, you are able to create any record you need and once you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to input the service, the protocol, the record value and also the port number and you'll be ready. Furthermore, if the other service provider requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values if 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've got numerous possibilities if you use many servers for a given service. Also, you can define how long the new SRV record will remain active if you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.