SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a specific service different from a website. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain address with different companies and point it to numerous servers at a time, each and every server managing a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the real software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to create a new SRV record for each of the domain names which you host inside a shared website hosting account on our groundbreaking cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them without difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record you create is going to be active. Hepsia features a very intuitive interface and all it will take to set up an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave unless of course the other provider requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to remain active when you modify it or remove it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a brand new SRV record for each and every domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than several mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you could make any record that you need and as soon as you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to enter the record value, the protocol, the service and the port number and you will be ready. Furthermore, in case the other service provider requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you've got lots of possibilities if you use many servers for a particular service. You may also determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.