SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a particular service different from a site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you are able to use the domain with different providers and point it to several servers simultaneously, each server handling a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for two records which 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 name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are handled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill several boxes with the required info and your new SRV record will be active in several hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If required, you can even edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you change or erase it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you are going to be able to use our intuitive DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It is going to give you a quite simple interface to set up a new record for each and every domain name hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with just a few clicks. Via simple text boxes, you'll need to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. In addition, you are going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. In addition, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.