SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you will be able to use the domain address with different providers and forward it to numerous servers at the same time, each server managing a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the exact same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

If you host a domain address inside a website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much simpler to create a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll only 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 and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you would like users to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Through a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to benefit from our user-friendly DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It is going to offer you a rather simple interface to set up a new record for each domain hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with only a few clicks. Through basic text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Also, you're going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Furthermore, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.