SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from a site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different providers and point it to numerous servers at the same time, each server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will never be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the very 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 real software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you sign in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a few boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record will be active within several hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. When required, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you modify or delete it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to use our user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It's going to offer you a rather simple interface to set up a new record for each and every domain name hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you will need to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. In addition, you are going to be able to pick 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 could set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Furthermore, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.