SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a certain service different from a website. By creating a number of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain with different companies and direct it to a number of servers simultaneously, each server managing a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using 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 Web Hosting

You are going to be able to set up a brand new SRV record for any of the domain addresses you host within a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them effortlessly through the respective section of your Hepsia CP and minutes later any new record which you create will be active. Hepsia includes a rather user-friendly interface and all it requires to set up an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, that you can leave except if the other company requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to be active if you edit it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A new SRV record can be created in a matter of seconds for each domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to create records using the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to enter the service, port number and protocol information plus the record value in them and the new record will be operational soon after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You are able to adjust any one of the two if the other company has asked you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record is going to remain live if changed or deleted, could also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.