SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a certain service different from a site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain name with different providers and point it to a number of servers at a time, each server managing a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the same service, but forward 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 real software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every cloud web hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler than what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have at least a couple of servers dealing with the same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to take advantage of our user-friendly DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting CP. It will provide you with a simple interface to set up a new record for any domain name hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Additionally, you'll be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Additionally, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.