SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a particular service different from a site. By creating a few SRV records, you are able to use the domain name with different providers and point it to several servers simultaneously, each and every server managing a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the very same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With 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 actual software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a client 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 manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with a few clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it much easier to set up a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol and also 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 depending on which server you would like users to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an added 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. If you're not requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we recognize how aggravating it may be to manage DNS records, we're going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain addresses inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to create an SRV record with no issues. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to input the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it is edited or removed.