SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a particular service different from a site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different providers and forward it to many servers at the same time, each server managing a separate service. You can 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 used for the exact 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 instance, and have the actual software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain name inside a cloud website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much easier to set up a new record in comparison with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like users to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a completely new SRV record for each and every domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than a few clicks via a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool inside your Hepsia web hosting CP, you can create any record that you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to type in the record value, the service, the protocol and also the port number and you'll be all set. Furthermore, in case the other company requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a great deal of possibilities if you use many servers for a given service. Also, you can define how long the new SRV record will remain live if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.