SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain for a specific service different from a website. By creating a couple of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain with different providers and point it to several servers at once, each server handling a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

You're going to be able to set up a completely new SRV record for any one of the domains that you host in a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them effortlessly in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record which you set up is going to be active. Hepsia features a highly intuitive interface and all it takes to create an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, that you can leave except if the other company requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to be active when you change it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A completely new SRV record could be created within seconds for every domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to control the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a rather easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to set up records via the DNS management tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You have to input the service, port number and protocol info plus the record value in them and the new record is going to be working shortly after that. The priority and weight options could be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You'll be able to change each of the two in case the other company has requested you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record will remain live if edited or removed, can also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.