SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain name for a certain service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you are able to use the domain name with different companies and direct it to several servers at once, every single server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for 2 records which are used for the same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every Linux cloud web hosting package that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple compared to what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign 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 also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have no less than a couple of servers managing the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Through a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to employ our intuitive DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It is going to provide you with a rather simple user interface to create a new record for each and every domain name hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with only a few clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. Furthermore, you'll be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you are going to 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 live in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.