SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain name for a certain service different from a website. By setting up a few SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to a number of servers at a time, each server managing a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will never be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

In case you have a shared hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are handled by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you log in to your website hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes with the required 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 would like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, 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 standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we recognize how annoying it may be to deal with DNS records, we will offer you an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as an element of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to set up an SRV record with no problems. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have to input the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to change the priority and the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value shows the time the record will continue existing after it's edited or deleted.