SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain for a certain service different from a site. By creating a number of SRV records, you are able to use the domain with different providers and direct it to numerous servers simultaneously, each server handling a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can use your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Provided you have a cloud web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain included in it are handled by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you log in to your website hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill several boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record is going to be active within a few hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use and also 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 required, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you change or delete it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a completely new SRV record for every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than a few clicks through a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record that you need and once you pick SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to type in the service, the protocol, the record value along with the port number and you'll be ready. In addition, in case the other service provider requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got quite a lot of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. You may also outline how long the new SRV record will remain live in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.