SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a particular service different from an Internet site. By creating a few SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain address with different companies and direct it to numerous servers simultaneously, every single server handling a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can use your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every Linux website hosting package that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have at least a couple of servers handling the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a completely new SRV record for each and every domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than just a few mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you can create any record you need and as soon as you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must insert the service, the protocol, the record value as well as the port number and you will be ready. Furthermore, in case the other service provider requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you have quite a lot of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a particular service. You could also determine how long the new SRV record will remain active if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.