SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain name for a certain service different from a site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain address with different providers and direct it to several servers at a time, every single server managing a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the same service, but point 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 instance, and have the specific software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

You're going to be able to create a new SRV record for any of the domain addresses that you host in a shared web hosting account on our groundbreaking cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you can manage them effortlessly in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record you create 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 default values, that you can leave except when the other company needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to remain active if you edit it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a brand new SRV record for each and every domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than a couple of mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record that you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to input the service, the protocol, the record value and the port number and you will be all set. In addition, if the other service provider requires it, you're also going to 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 two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got numerous possibilities if you use many servers for a specific service. Also, you can determine how long the new SRV record will remain live in case you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.