SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain name for a specific service different from an Internet site. By setting up a few SRV records, you can use the domain name with different providers and forward it to several servers at a time, every single server handling a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will not be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With 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 a number of machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain address within a cloud hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record compared with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a few boxes and you will be set. 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 could set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you want users to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you may 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 is measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we know how irritating it can be to deal with DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain addresses within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to set up an SRV record without any issues. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have to type in the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to change the priority and the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it's edited or deleted.