SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a specific service different from a website. By setting up a few SRV records, you can use the domain address with different providers and forward it to numerous servers at once, each server handling a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for two records which are used for the exact 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 example, and have the actual software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux cloud hosting package that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port details. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have at least 2 servers managing the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we acknowledge how frustrating it could be to handle DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as an element of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain addresses within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to set up an SRV record with no problems. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will have to type in the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions to modify the priority and the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or removed.