SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a specific service different from an Internet site. By setting up a few SRV records, you can use the domain address with different companies and point it to several servers at the same time, each and every server handling a different service. You can 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 used for the exact 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 instance, and have the real software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every Linux cloud web hosting that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is much more simple compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complex than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have at least two servers managing the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we understand how irritating it could be to handle DNS records, we're going to give you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without complications. We've got a step-by-step guide, that'll make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will have to enter the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it is edited or removed.