SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain with different providers and point it to several servers at once, each and every server handling a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are used for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

You're going to be able to create a new SRV record for any of the domains that you host inside a shared website hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you are able to manage them without difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record you set up will be active. Hepsia features a very intuitive interface and all it takes to create an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol and also 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 demands different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to be active if you modify it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new SRV record for every single domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than a couple of clicks through a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you can create any record you need and when you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to insert the record value, the protocol, the service and the port number and you will be ready. Additionally, if 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 two options is from 1 to 100, so you have a great deal of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a specific service. You may also specify how long the new SRV record will remain active if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.