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 a website. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different providers and forward it to a number of servers at the same time, every single server handling a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will not be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but direct 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 example, and have the specific software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port info. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least 2 servers managing the very same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to employ our easy to navigate DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting CP. It is going to offer you a simple user interface to create a new record for each domain hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Additionally, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. In addition, you'll 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 active in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.