SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a website. By setting up a few SRV records, you can use the domain with different companies and forward it to many servers at a time, every single server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will not be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the exact same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having 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 actual software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

In case you have a web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you log in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill several boxes with the required info and your new SRV record will be active within a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use as well as 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 wants. If necessary, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it'll remain active after you edit or remove it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A brand new SRV record could be created in a matter of seconds for every single domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, which is used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you'll be able to set up records using the DNS management tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to type the service, port number and protocol details in addition to the record value in them and the new record is going to be live shortly after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You are able to adjust any of the two if the other company has required you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain active if edited or removed, could also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.