SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a specific service different from a site. By creating a few SRV records, you can use the domain address with different providers and forward it to several servers at a time, each and every server managing a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will not 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. 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 real software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

Provided you have a cloud hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are handled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you sign in to your hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary info and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. When required, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it is going to remain active after you edit or erase it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you will be able to take advantage of our user-friendly DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It'll give you a rather simple user interface to create a new record for every single domain hosted in the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with a few clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. Moreover, you're going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.