SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain name for a certain service different from an Internet site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain address with different providers and direct it to many servers at a time, each and every server managing a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for 2 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 employ your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you will 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 user-friendly interface makes it much easier to create a new record compared with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll 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 can set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want clients to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an added option, you may choose 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 requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new SRV record for any domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than a couple of mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia website hosting CP, you are able to create any record that you need and as soon as you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to type in the record value, the protocol, the service and the port number and you'll be ready. Optionally, if 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 these two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got numerous possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a specific service. You can also define how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.