SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain name for a certain service different from a site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you are able to use the domain address with different companies and point it to a number of servers simultaneously, each and every server handling a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for two records that are used for the exact same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the real software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Hosting

If you host a domain address in a hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with a few clicks inside the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to set up a new record in comparison with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you will 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 2 you may set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an added option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we acknowledge how aggravating it may be to deal with DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as an element of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without issues. We've got a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to input the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or removed.