SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain for a specific service different from an Internet site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you can use the domain with different providers and point it to numerous servers at a time, each and every server managing a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for 2 records which 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 example, and have the real software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every Linux shared website hosting we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will show up, 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, that would matter if you have no less than a couple of servers handling the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of the easy to work with DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. It'll give you a rather simple interface to create a new record for every single domain hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Using simple text boxes, you'll need to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Also, you will be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Moreover, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.