SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a specific service different from an Internet site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain with different providers and point it to a number of servers simultaneously, each and every server managing a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are used for the exact same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can use your domain address 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 client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every Linux cloud hosting that we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is simpler compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will show up, 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 matter if you have at least 2 servers dealing with the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new SRV record for any domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than several clicks using a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to input the service, the protocol, the record value and the port number and you'll be all set. In addition, if the other company requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you will have a lot of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a specific service. You may also determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain active if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.