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 creating a couple of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain with different companies and point it to many servers at once, every single server handling a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the exact same service, but direct 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 example, and have the specific software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every Linux web hosting service that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will show up, 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 no less than a couple of servers handling the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you are going to be able to use the user-friendly DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It'll offer you a very simple user interface to create a new record for each domain address hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks. Through basic text boxes, you will need to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. Furthermore, you are going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. In addition, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.