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 number of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain address with different companies and point it to a number of servers at a time, each server managing a separate service. You'll be 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 different priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having 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 actual software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Hosting

The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every hosting plan we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is simpler than what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have no less than two servers handling the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A brand new SRV record may be created within seconds for any domain name hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record although you may 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 a 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 info plus the record value in them and the new record is going to be operational soon after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You may change any one of the two if the other provider has requested you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain working if edited or removed, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.