SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain for a specific service different from a website. By setting up a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain with different providers and direct it to numerous servers simultaneously, every single server managing a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it more simple to set up a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you may set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want clients to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A brand new SRV record may be created in just seconds for each and every domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could create records using the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You have to input the service, port number and protocol details in addition to the record value in them and the new record is going to be active shortly after that. The priority and weight options can be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You'll be able to adjust any of the two in case the other provider has required you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record is going to remain live if changed or deleted, may also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.