SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from a site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain with different companies and forward it to a number of servers simultaneously, every single server managing a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will not be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using 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 a number of machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every shared website hosting plan we offer, provides 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 much more simple compared to what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than two servers handling the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new SRV record for each and every domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than a couple of mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS administration tool inside your Hepsia hosting CP, you could make any record you need and as soon as you choose SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must enter the record value, the protocol, the service as well as the port number and you will be ready. Additionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a number of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a particular service. You can also determine how long the new SRV record will remain live if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.