SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from a website. By setting up a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to a number of servers simultaneously, every single server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Provided you have a cloud website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are managed by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you log in to your website hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill several boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record is going to be active within a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If needed, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it'll remain active after you change or erase it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a brand new SRV record for every domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than several mouse clicks via a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you could make any record you need and when you pick SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to enter the record value, the protocol, the service as well as the port number and you will be set. Furthermore, in case the other service provider requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you will have lots of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a particular service. You could also specify how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.