SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a specific service different from a site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain with different companies and direct it to many servers simultaneously, each and every server handling a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will never be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every cloud hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least two servers managing the 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 standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to take advantage of the user-friendly DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting CP. It's going to give you a rather simple interface to set up a new record for every single domain hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with just a few clicks. Via simple text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. Moreover, you'll be able to select 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 standard value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Moreover, you have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.