SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a specific service different from an Internet site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain with different companies and point it to a number of servers simultaneously, each server managing a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain name 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 is going to use is determined by 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 included in it are managed by our system, you are 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 when you sign in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes with the required information and your new SRV record is going to be active within a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If needed, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it will remain active after you edit or remove it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As we realize how annoying it can be to deal with DNS records, we will present you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without any troubles. We have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things that much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will need to enter the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to change the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a matter of 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 keep existing after it's changed or deleted.