SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a particular service different from an Internet site. By setting up a few SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain with different providers and direct it to a number of servers at once, each and every server handling a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the exact same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Provided you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain added in it are handled by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you sign in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes with the required info and your new SRV record is going to be active in a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If required, you may also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it's going to remain active after you change or delete it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to use our easy to navigate DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP. It will offer you a rather simple interface to set up a new record for every single domain name hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company offering you the service. Also, you're going to be able to select 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 may set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. In addition, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.