SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from a site. By setting up a few SRV records, you can use the domain address with different providers and forward it to numerous servers at the same time, each server handling a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will never be any interference. You may as well 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. Using an SRV record you can use your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every Linux website hosting package we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is much more simple compared to what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than 2 servers managing the same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain operational after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new SRV record for every single domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than a few clicks using a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS management tool in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you can create any record that you need and as soon as you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to type in the record value, the protocol, the service along with the port number and you'll be ready. Additionally, in case the other company requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values when 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've got a great deal of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a particular service. You may also determine how long the newly created 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.