SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from a website. By creating a couple of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain name with different providers and point it to many servers at the same time, every single server handling a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the same service, but point 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 a number of machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every cloud web hosting package we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler compared to what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more complicated than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have no less than a couple of servers managing the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we recognize how annoying it may be to manage DNS records, we'll provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as a part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to set up an SRV record with no troubles. We've got a step-by-step guide, that'll make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to input the information 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 / or the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few 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 reveals the time the record will keep existing after it's modified or deleted.