SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a particular service different from a site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain address with different providers and direct it to a number of servers at once, each server managing a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for two records that are used for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain name inside a cloud hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a few boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like clients to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an added option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a brand new SRV record for each and every domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than a few mouse clicks via a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia web hosting CP, you are able to create any record you need and as soon as you pick SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to type in the record value, the service, the protocol and the port number and you will be all set. Furthermore, in case the other company requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got lots of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a specific service. Also, you can specify how long the newly created 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.