SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain name for a specific service different from a website. By setting up a few SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain name with different providers and direct it to several servers at a time, each and every server handling a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain name within a shared 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 a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to set up a new record in comparison to other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will only have to fill a few boxes and you'll be ready. 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 could set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like clients to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an extra 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, which is measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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 CP, used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a really easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could create records through the DNS management tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You need to enter the service, port number and protocol info as well as the record value in them and the new record is going to be live right after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You may change any of the two in case the other company has asked you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record is going to remain functioning if changed or removed, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.