SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a website. By setting up a few SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different companies and point it to a number of servers at a time, each and every server handling a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will never be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for two records which are used for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every cloud hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more difficult than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least two servers dealing with the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 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

As we understand how aggravating it can be to manage DNS records, we're going to give you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to set up an SRV record with no difficulties. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will need to enter the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to change the priority and the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value shows the time the record will continue existing after it is edited or deleted.