SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain name for a certain service different from a site. By creating a number of SRV records, you are able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to a number of servers at once, every single server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even 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. Using 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 real software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you're going to be able to take advantage of our easy to navigate DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting CP. It's going to offer you a very simple user interface to set up a new record for each domain address hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks. Via simple text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Also, you're going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Moreover, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.