SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from a website. By setting up a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain with different companies and point it to numerous servers simultaneously, every single server managing a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ 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 providers. 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

In case you have a cloud hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are managed by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, 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 visit the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes with the required info and your new SRV record is going to be active in several hours. You can input 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 would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you can even edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you change or delete it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Using a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to benefit from the easy to navigate DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It's going to give you a very simple user interface to set up a new record for each domain name hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain address for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with only a few clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you'll have to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. In addition, you're going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Moreover, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.