SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain for a specific service different from a website. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain address with different providers and direct it to numerous servers simultaneously, each and every server handling a separate service. You can 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 two records that are employed for the very same service, but point 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 specific software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every web hosting we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple compared to what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port info. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have at least 2 servers managing the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A brand new SRV record may be created in a matter of seconds for any domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, includes 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 have to input the service, port number and protocol information as well as the record value in them and the new record is going to be live right after that. The priority and weight options may be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You'll be able to change any of the two in case the other company has requested you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record will remain live if changed or erased, can also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.