SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from an Internet site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain address with different providers and direct it to several servers at once, each and every server handling a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having 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 actual software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain address within a shared 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 clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it much easier to create a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will only 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 two you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. Unless requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server plan 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 developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It'll give you a very simple interface to set up a new record for any domain hosted within the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Using very simple text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Additionally, you will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.