SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain name for a certain service different from an Internet site. By creating a few SRV records, you are able to use the domain with different providers and forward it to a number of servers at once, every single server handling a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With 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 specific software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Hosting

If you have a hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are managed by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes with the required information and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If necessary, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it's going to remain active after you change or delete it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we recognize how annoying it may be to manage DNS records, we will present you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to create an SRV record with no difficulties. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will need to type in the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it is changed or erased.