SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a specific service different from a website. By creating a number of SRV records, you can use the domain name with different companies and point it to several servers simultaneously, each and every server handling a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the real software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are handled by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your website hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill several boxes with the required data and your new SRV record will be active within several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use and also 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 requires. When required, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it's going to remain active after you change or remove it. The standard TTL value for the majority of 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

A completely new SRV record can be created in a matter of seconds for any domain name hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to control the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a rather easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you'll be able to set up records through the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to input the service, port number and protocol details as well as the record value in them and the new record is going to be active shortly after that. The priority and weight options may be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You'll be able to change any one of the two if the other provider has required you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain working if changed or erased, could also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.