SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a particular service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you can use the domain with different providers and forward it to a number of servers simultaneously, every single server handling a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are used for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

In case you have a shared website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are controlled by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you sign in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill several boxes with the needed information and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number 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 wants. If required, you may also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it'll remain active after you modify or delete it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As we recognize how aggravating it could be to handle DNS records, we're going to give you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record without difficulties. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to input the details 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 brand 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 typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it's changed or deleted.