SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a particular service different from an Internet site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain address with different providers and direct it to several servers at the same time, every single server managing a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for two records which are used for the very same service, but point 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 example, and have the real software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with only a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to set up a new record compared to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you could set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other company 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, that is measured in seconds. If you're not required otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A new SRV record can be created in a matter of seconds for each and every domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a rather easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to create records using the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You need to type the service, port number and protocol information in addition to the record value in them and the new record is going to be operational shortly after that. The priority and weight options may be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You'll be able to change any of the two if the other company has asked you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain working if changed or removed, could also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.