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 website. By setting up a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to numerous servers at once, each and every server handling a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the same service, but point 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 instance, and have the actual software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use depends 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 shared web hosting plan we offer, gives you 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 simpler than what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port info. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have no less than 2 servers managing the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to take advantage of our user-friendly DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting CP. It's going to provide you with a rather simple interface to set up a new record for each domain hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with a few clicks. Via simple text boxes, you'll need to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company offering you the service. In addition, you'll be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Moreover, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.