SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from a site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you are able to use the domain with different companies and forward it to numerous servers at a time, every single server managing a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will not be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the exact same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are handled by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you sign in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record will be active in several hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use plus 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 necessary, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you change or erase it. The standard TTL value for almost all 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 Servers

Setting up a completely new SRV record for any domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than several mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS management tool within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record you need and when you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to type in the service, the protocol, the record value as well as the port number and you will be all set. Optionally, in case the other company requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a great deal of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. Also, you can define how long the new SRV record will remain active if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.