SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain for a specific service different from an Internet site. By creating a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain with different providers and forward it to many servers at once, every single 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 even set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain address 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 companies. Which one a client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every cloud website hosting we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler than what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have no less than two servers managing the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A brand new SRV record may be created in just seconds for any domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, which is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you may create records through the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You have to input the service, port number and protocol information in addition to the record value in them and the new record is going to be live soon after that. The priority and weight options may be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You are able to adjust any of the two in case the other company has required you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain working if changed or erased, may also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.