SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a particular service different from an Internet site. By setting up a few SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different companies and direct it to a number of servers at a time, each and every server handling a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the exact same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every Linux web hosting that we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have no less than 2 servers dealing with the same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As we recognize how irritating it can be to deal with DNS records, we'll present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to set up an SRV record without complications. We have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to input the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your 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 indicates the time the record will keep existing after it is changed or deleted.