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 website. By setting up a number of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain with different companies and forward it to several servers simultaneously, 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 will not be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having 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 actual 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 that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain address in a cloud hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record in comparison 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 the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If not requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a completely new SRV record for any domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than a few mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia website hosting CP, you could make any record that you need and when you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must enter the record value, the service, the protocol and the port number and you'll be set. Additionally, in case the other company requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you have numerous possibilities if you use many servers for a particular service. Also, you can outline how long the newly created SRV record will remain active if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.