SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain name for a specific service different from a website. By setting up a number of SRV records, you are able to use the domain address with different providers and point it to numerous servers at the same time, each and every server handling a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will not be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every Linux shared package that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more complex than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have at least a couple of servers managing the same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to use our easy to work with DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It's going to give you a simple user interface to create a new record for each and every domain hosted in the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you'll need to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company offering you the service. Furthermore, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Additionally, you have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.