SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain name for a certain service different from a site. By setting up a few SRV records, you’ll 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 could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the exact same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to use our user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It will give you a quite simple interface to set up a new record for each and every domain address hosted in the account, so if you would like to use a domain address for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. Moreover, you're going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Furthermore, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.