SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain name for a certain service different from an Internet site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you are able to use the domain address with different providers and point it to several servers at once, every single server handling a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even 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. By having an SRV record you can use your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Provided you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you log in to your hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill a few boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record is going to be active in several hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. When required, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it's going to remain active after you change or delete it. The standard 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

Creating a new SRV record for each and every domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than a few mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia hosting CP, you could make any record that you need and as soon as you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to type in the record value, the protocol, the service as well as the port number and you'll be all set. Furthermore, in case the other service provider requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you will have a great deal of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a particular service. You can also define how long the new SRV record will remain active in case you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.