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 few SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different providers and forward it to many servers at a time, every single server handling a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will not be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for two records that are used for the same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having 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 real 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 have set.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a shared website hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it more simple to set up a new record in comparison with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a few boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you would like users to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can choose how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a completely new SRV record for every single domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than just a few clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you could make any record that you need and once you select SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to enter the record value, the service, the protocol and the port number and you will be all set. Additionally, in case the other company requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you've got quite a lot of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. Also, you can define how long the newly created SRV record will remain active in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.