SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain name for a particular service different from an Internet site. By setting up a few SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain with different companies and point it to several servers simultaneously, each server handling a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the same service, but point 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 instance, and have the real software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every cloud hosting we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In 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 would matter if you have no less than a couple of servers dealing with the same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they may 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 functional after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Using a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you are going to be able to use the easy to work with DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting CP. It'll provide you with a simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain name hosted within the account, so if you would like to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Through simple text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. In addition, you'll be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Furthermore, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or change it.