SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain name for a certain service different from a site. By setting up a few SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain with different companies and forward it to a number of servers at once, each and every server managing a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for two records that are used for the exact same service, but direct 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 instance, and have the actual software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

You're going to be able to create a completely new SRV record for any one of the domain names which you host in a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you can manage them without difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record you set up is going to be active. Hepsia features a very intuitive interface and all it requires to set up an SRV record is to fill in a couple of 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 is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to be active in case you modify it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A new SRV record can be created within just seconds for every single domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a very easy-to-use interface, so you will 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 could create records via the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You will need to enter the service, port number and protocol info in addition to the record value in them and the new record will be active shortly after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You are able to adjust any of the two in case the other company has requested you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record will remain live if edited or removed, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.