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 setting up a couple of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain with different companies and direct it to many servers at once, each server managing a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for two records which are used for the same service, but point 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 actual software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Hosting

The Hepsia CP, included with each and every Linux hosting service that we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port info. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have no less than 2 servers managing the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A brand new SRV record may be created within seconds for each domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a rather easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to create records using the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You will need to input the service, port number and protocol info along with the record value in them and the new record is going to be working soon after that. The priority and weight options can be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You may change any one of the two if the other provider has required you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain working if edited or deleted, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.