SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a certain service different from an Internet site. By creating a number of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain address with different companies and direct it to several servers simultaneously, each server handling a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain 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 providers. Which one a client of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain address within a cloud hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much easier to create a new record compared with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you could set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like users to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we realize how annoying it could be to deal with DNS records, we'll offer you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as an element of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to set up an SRV record with no complications. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to type in the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to modify the priority and the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it is changed or erased.