SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows 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 with different companies and forward it to many servers at the same time, each and every server handling a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will never be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are used for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can employ your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every Linux shared web hosting package we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler than what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have no less than a couple of servers managing the very same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they may also ask 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

By using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to take advantage of our easy to work with DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It is going to provide you with a rather simple interface to set up a new record for any domain name hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Using basic text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. Also, 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 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 a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.