SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a specific service different from a site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you can use the domain address with different providers and forward it to many servers at a time, each and every server handling a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the exact same service, but point 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 example, and have the specific software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you host a domain name within a web hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks inside the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it much easier to create a new record compared to other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a few boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you may set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can pick 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. Unless asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to use the user-friendly DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It is going to provide you with a very simple interface to create a new record for any domain hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will need to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Furthermore, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Additionally, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.