SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a particular service different from a website. By creating a number of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain with different companies and forward it to numerous servers at the same time, each and every server managing a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the very 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 is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a domain 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 a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison to other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you can set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want customers to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can select 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. If you're not requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you'll be able to take advantage of the user-friendly DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting CP. It is going to offer you a quite simple user interface to set up a new record for any domain hosted within the account, so if you would like to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with just a couple of clicks. Using basic text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company offering you the service. Moreover, you will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you intend 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. Additionally, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.