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 an Internet site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain name with different providers and direct it to numerous servers at once, each and every server managing a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for two records which are used for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a domain name in a shared web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record compared to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will only need to fill a few boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you'd like customers to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an additional 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, that’s measured in seconds. If you're not required otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you'll be able to take advantage of our intuitive DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP. It is going to give you a simple user interface to create a new record for any domain hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Through simple text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Additionally, you'll be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Moreover, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.