SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a particular service different from a site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain name with different providers and direct it to numerous servers simultaneously, each server managing 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 different 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 use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain within a cloud hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to create a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will simply need 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 and the weight. For the last two you can set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you want customers to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you are going to be able to employ the easy to work with DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It's going to offer you a simple user interface to set up a new record for each domain address hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Additionally, you're going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Furthermore, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.