SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a specific service different from an Internet site. By creating a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different providers and direct it to a number of servers at once, each and every server handling a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the exact same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

In case you have a cloud hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes with the required info and your new SRV record will be active within several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If needed, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it'll remain active after you change or delete it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we understand how aggravating it could be to manage DNS records, we will present you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as a part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to set up an SRV record without any troubles. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to enter the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to modify the priority and the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it is changed or deleted.