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 website. By creating a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain name with different companies and point it to numerous servers simultaneously, each server managing a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will not be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can use your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since we realize how irritating it may be to deal with DNS records, we are going to give you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to create an SRV record without any problems. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will have to enter the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it's edited or deleted.