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 with different companies and forward it to numerous servers simultaneously, every single server managing a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will never be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for two records that are used for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

In case you have a shared web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are managed by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you log in to your web hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill several boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. When required, you may also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you change or remove it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we realize how annoying it could be to manage DNS records, we will offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without any difficulties. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to enter the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations 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 couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it is edited or deleted.