SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a certain service different from an Internet site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you are able to use the domain name with different providers and forward it to numerous servers at once, each and every server managing a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will not be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the same service, but forward 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 instance, and have the actual software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Hosting

If you host a domain address in a hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to create a new record compared with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want customers to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If not requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a brand new SRV record for each and every domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than just a few clicks through a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia web hosting CP, you can create any record that you need and as soon as you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to input the record value, the service, the protocol along with the port number and you will be all set. In addition, if the other service provider requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you've got numerous possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. You could also define how long the new SRV record will remain active if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.