SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a particular service different from a site. By creating a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain address with different providers and point it to a number of servers simultaneously, every single server managing a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the very same service, but direct 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 example, and have the actual software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to 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 Linux cloud hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple compared to what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You may 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 two servers handling the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since we recognize how annoying it can be to handle DNS records, we're going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without any problems. We have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will have to input the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to change the priority and the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it's changed or deleted.