SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a particular service different from a website. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you can use the domain address with different companies and point it to a number of servers simultaneously, each server managing a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the 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 several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

In case you have a website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes with the required data and your new SRV record is going to be active within several hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If necessary, you can 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 erase it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A brand new SRV record could be created within seconds for each domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a really easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you may set up records with the DNS management tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You have to type the service, port number and protocol info along with the record value in them and the new record will be active shortly after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You'll be able to adjust any of the two if the other provider has required you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record is going to remain active if edited or deleted, can also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.