SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a particular service different from an Internet site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain address with different companies and forward it to a number of servers at once, each server handling a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having 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 real software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a domain inside a shared website hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a few boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want users to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. Unless requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we acknowledge how irritating it could be to manage DNS records, we'll provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as a part of our custom Hepsia CP, so if 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 without any difficulties. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to enter the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave those 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 normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it is edited or deleted.