SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a certain service different from a website. By creating a number of SRV records, you can use the domain with different companies and forward it to many servers simultaneously, every single server handling a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will not be any interference. You can also 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 example, and have the actual software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux cloud website hosting package we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple than what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least a couple of servers dealing with the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a brand new SRV record for each and every domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than a few clicks via a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you could make any record that you need and once you pick SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to insert the record value, the protocol, the service as well as the port number and you'll be all set. Furthermore, in case the other service provider requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you will have quite a lot of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a particular service. You could also determine how long the new SRV record will remain active if you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.