SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a specific service different from an Internet site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain with different providers and direct it to a number of servers simultaneously, each and every server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having 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 actual software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud web hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much simpler to create a new record compared with other web 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 and also 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 upon which server you'd like users to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can 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’s measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A new SRV record can be created within just seconds for each and every domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to control the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a rather easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to set up records using the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You will 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 active soon after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You could change each of the two if the other provider has requested you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain functioning if edited or erased, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.