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 site. By creating a few SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different providers and forward it to a number of servers at a time, each and every server managing a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every Linux cloud website hosting package that we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port info. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have no less than two servers handling the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they could also require 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 change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a brand new SRV record for any domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and is going to take no more than several mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia web hosting CP, you can create any record you need and when you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to insert the service, the protocol, the record value as well as the port number and you'll be all set. Additionally, if the other service provider requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have lots of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. You may also determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain live in case you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.