SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a certain service different from a website. By creating a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different providers and point it to numerous servers at the same time, every single server handling a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the exact same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ 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 customer of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

If you host a domain name inside a website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with only a few clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply 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 plus the weight. For the last two you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you would like customers to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can choose 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 not asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since we understand how irritating it can be to deal with DNS records, we are going to give you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to create an SRV record with no troubles. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have to type in the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to modify the priority and the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it is changed or erased.