SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain name for a specific service different from an Internet site. By creating a few SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain with different providers and direct it to several servers at once, every single server handling a different service. You'll be able to 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 exact same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain name 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 depends on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every website hosting plan we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The user-friendly interface is much more simple compared to what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more complex than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will show up, 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, which will matter if you have at least 2 servers managing the same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new SRV record for every single domain 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 using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool within your Hepsia website hosting CP, you could make any record that you need and once you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to insert the service, the protocol, the record value as well as the port number and you'll be ready. Furthermore, in case the other service provider requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you will have numerous possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a given service. You may also determine how long the new SRV record will remain live in case you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.