SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a particular service different from an Internet site. By creating a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain with different companies and forward it to many servers at a time, each and every server handling a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will not be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the exact same service, but direct 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 example, and have the real software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every web hosting that we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have at least 2 servers handling the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they may also ask 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 operational after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server plan 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 website hosting CP. It will offer you a simple user interface to create a new record for any domain hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Via very simple 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 will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Furthermore, you have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.