SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain name for a certain service different from a site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you can use the domain name with different providers and point it to many servers at once, each server handling a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You can even set different 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 address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every Linux shared web hosting package that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will show up, 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, which will matter if you have at least two servers managing the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A brand new SRV record can be created within just seconds for any domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, employed to control the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a really easy-to-use interface, so you will 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 could set up records via the DNS management tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You will need to input the service, port number and protocol info as well as the record value in them and the new record is going to be operational right after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You may adjust each of the two in case the other provider has asked you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain functioning if changed or erased, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.