SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a certain service different from a site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain with different providers and direct it to numerous servers at the same time, every single server handling a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for two records which are used for the exact same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you host a domain address within a web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll only have to fill a few boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you could set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you want customers to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Through a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to benefit from our easy to navigate DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting CP. It will provide you with a rather simple interface to set up a new record for each and every domain hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Using very simple text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Furthermore, you're going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Furthermore, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.