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 can use the domain address with different providers and point it to several servers at once, each server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud package that we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple than what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have at least a couple of servers dealing with the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A new SRV record can be created in just seconds for every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you'll be able to set up records via the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to enter the service, port number and protocol info in addition to the record value in them and the new record is going to be operational right after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You could adjust any one of the two if the other company has required you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record will remain functioning if changed or deleted, could also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.