SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a specific service different from a site. By setting up a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to several servers at a time, each and every server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain 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 is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Hosting

If you host a domain name inside a hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it much easier to create a new record compared to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you may set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like clients to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an added option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If not asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Using a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to benefit from our easy to navigate DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP. It is going to give you a simple interface to create a new record for each domain hosted in the account, so if you would like to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with just a couple of clicks. Using basic text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company offering you the service. Additionally, you will be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. In addition, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.