SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain name for a specific service different from an Internet site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain address with different providers and direct it to several servers at a time, each and every server managing a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will not be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having 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 several machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain name inside a shared hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record in comparison to other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will only have to fill a few boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like clients to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an additional 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, which is measured in seconds. If you're not required otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since we understand how irritating it could be to handle DNS records, we'll present you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain addresses inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without any complications. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have to enter the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to modify the priority and the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it's edited or removed.