SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from an Internet site. By creating a few SRV records, you will be able to use the domain with different companies and point it to several servers simultaneously, each 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 even set individual priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the exact same service, but point 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 providers. Which one a customer of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to create a new SRV record for any one of the domain addresses that you host within a shared website hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you can manage them with ease via the respective section of your Hepsia CP and minutes later any new record that you create is going to be active. Hepsia includes a rather user-friendly 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 and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, that you can leave except if the other provider requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to stay active in case you modify it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new SRV record for every domain name 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 via a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool inside your Hepsia website hosting CP, you are able to create any record that you need and once you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to enter the record value, the protocol, the service along with the port number and you will be set. In addition, in case the other company requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have numerous possibilities if you use many servers for a specific service. You may also define how long the new SRV record will remain live in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.