SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a specific service different from a site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you can use the domain name with different providers and forward it to a number of servers at the same time, each server handling a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the very same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every web hosting we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler than what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more complex than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have at least 2 servers managing the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they might 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 change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a brand new SRV record for every single domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than several clicks through a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you could make any record you need and as soon as you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to enter the service, the protocol, the record value as well as the port number and you'll be all set. Optionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you will also 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 these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have lots of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a particular service. You could also outline how long the new SRV record will remain live in case you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.