SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a certain service different from an Internet site. By creating a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain with different providers and point it to several servers at once, each server handling a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using 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 companies. Which one a client of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a domain address inside a cloud web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you will be able to create a new SRV record with only a few clicks inside the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much easier to create a new record in comparison to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a few boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

By using a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you're going to be able to employ our easy to navigate DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It's going to provide you with a quite simple interface to create a new record for any domain address hosted in the account, so if you would like to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with just a few clicks. Via simple text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Furthermore, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Moreover, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.