SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a site. By creating a few SRV records, you can use the domain with different providers and direct it to a number of servers at the same time, every single server managing a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain name 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 a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it much easier to create a new record in comparison with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol and also 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 upon which server you would like users to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can pick how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not asked otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A brand new SRV record may be created within seconds for every single domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to set up records with the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You will need to input the service, port number and protocol info as well as the record value in them and the new record is going to be active shortly after that. The priority and weight options may be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You could change any of the two in case the other provider has requested you to do so. Also, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record will remain active if edited or deleted, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.