SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain name for a particular service different from a site. By creating a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain with different companies and point it to numerous servers at the same time, each and every server managing 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 2 records which are employed for the same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the real software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

If you host a domain within a website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you will be able to create a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to set up a new record compared to other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will 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 could set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like users to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can choose 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 requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since we recognize how irritating it may be to deal with DNS records, we'll offer you an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as a part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to set up an SRV record with no troubles. We have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to enter the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it's edited or removed.