SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain name for a certain service different from a site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different providers and direct it to a number of servers at a time, each and every server managing a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the exact 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 instance, and have the actual software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every hosting plan we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more difficult than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In 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, which will matter if you have at least two servers handling the same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A brand new SRV record may be created within just seconds for each and every domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a really easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you can create records through the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You need to enter the service, port number and protocol info plus the record value in them and the new record will be active right after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any 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. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record will remain active if edited or erased, could also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.