SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a particular service different from an Internet site. By setting up a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain with different companies and forward it to a number of servers at once, each server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can employ 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 is determined by 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 handled by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you sign in to your hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill several boxes with the required information and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If required, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you change or erase it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since we know how frustrating it could be to manage DNS records, we will present you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as a part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain addresses inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record with no issues. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need 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 change the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value shows the time the record will continue existing after it is edited or deleted.