SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain name for a particular service different from an Internet site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you are able to use the domain address with different companies and point it to numerous servers at the same time, each and every server handling a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the 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 actual software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting package that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have no less than 2 servers dealing with the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we recognize how annoying it may be to manage DNS records, we'll give you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to create an SRV record without any difficulties. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to enter the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to change the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a couple of 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 the majority of records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it's edited or removed.