SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a particular service different from an Internet site. By creating a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain address with different companies and forward it to a number of servers simultaneously, each and every server handling a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will not be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very 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 specific software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux cloud hosting that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler in comparison with 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 have to log in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have no less than a couple of servers managing the very 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 standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to employ the easy to navigate DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. It'll offer you a quite simple user interface to create a new record for each domain hosted within the account, so if you want to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks. Using basic text boxes, you will need to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Additionally, you're going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. In addition, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or change it.