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 creating a few SRV records, you can use the domain name with different providers and forward it to many servers at a time, every single server managing a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

In case you have a shared hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are controlled by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you sign in to your website hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill a few boxes with the necessary info and your new SRV record is going to be active in a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. 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 change or remove it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we acknowledge how frustrating it could be to handle DNS records, we are going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to set up an SRV record without any difficulties. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will have to input the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your 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 usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value shows the time the record will continue existing after it is modified or deleted.