SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a website. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain with different providers and direct it to a number of servers at a time, each and every server handling a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You could also set individual 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 name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific 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 you have set.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every website hosting service we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than 2 servers managing the very same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A completely new SRV record can be created within just seconds for each and every domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to control the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you'll be able to set up records through 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 input the service, port number and protocol details in addition to the record value in them and the new record will be active right 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 change any one of the two if the other company has required you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record is going to remain active if edited or erased, could also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.