SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain name for a specific service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain name with different providers and direct it to a number of servers at a time, each and every server managing a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the real software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

Provided you have a website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain included in it are managed by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record will be active within a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use plus 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 needs. If required, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you modify or erase it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we recognize how irritating it may be to handle DNS records, we are going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to create an SRV record with no troubles. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to type in the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to change the priority and the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or removed.