SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a specific service different from an Internet site. By setting up a few SRV records, you are able to use the domain name with different providers and direct it to many servers simultaneously, each and every server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Provided you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain added in it are controlled by our system, you will be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you sign in to your web hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill several boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. When required, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you edit or delete it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new SRV record for every single domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and is going to take no more than a few clicks using a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS administration tool inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record you need and when you select SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to insert the record value, the service, the protocol as well as the port number and you'll be set. Furthermore, if the other company requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have quite a lot of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a particular service. You could also define how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.