SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a specific service different from a website. By setting up a few SRV records, you can use the domain address with different companies and point it to several servers at once, each server managing a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are handled by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your website hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record will be active in 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 depending on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If needed, you may also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you change or remove it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we know how frustrating it can be to deal with DNS records, we are going to present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to create an SRV record without issues. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to enter the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions 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 few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it is edited or removed.