SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a particular service different from a website. By creating a couple of SRV records, you can use the domain name with different companies and point it to numerous servers at the same time, each and every server managing a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there won't be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using 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 actual software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Hosting

The Hepsia CP, included with each and every Linux hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use 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 just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port info. You could also 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 managing the same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you're going to be able to employ our intuitive DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It's going to provide you with a rather simple user interface to create a new record for every single domain name hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with just a couple of clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you'll need to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company providing you the service. In addition, you'll be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Furthermore, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.