SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain name for a specific service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you can use the domain name with different providers and direct it to many servers at a time, every single server handling a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the exact 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 providers. Which one a client of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud website hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is simpler than what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more difficult than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have no less than a couple of servers handling the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A completely new SRV record can be created in a matter of seconds for every single domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, employed to control the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a really easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you may set up records with 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 need to enter the service, port number and protocol details plus the record value in them and the new record is going to be working right after that. The priority and weight options may be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You can adjust each of the two if the other provider has requested you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record will remain active if changed or deleted, may also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.