SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from an Internet site. By creating a number of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to several servers simultaneously, each server managing a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia CP, included with each and every Linux cloud hosting package we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple than what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have no less than a couple of servers dealing with the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a completely new SRV record for every single domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than a couple of clicks via a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool in your Hepsia hosting CP, you are able to create any record you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must type in the record value, the protocol, the service and also the port number and you'll be set. Additionally, if the other company requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have a number of possibilities if you use many servers for a particular service. You can also determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.