SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain name for a specific service different from a website. By setting up a number of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain address with different companies and direct it to many servers at the same time, each and every server handling a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on a number of machines with different providers. 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 Shared Web Hosting

In case you have a shared web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are managed by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you sign in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll simply 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 that you would like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If necessary, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it is going to remain active after you edit or remove it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we understand how annoying it could be to manage DNS records, we're going to present you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record without issues. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to input the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to change the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it is modified or removed.