SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain for a particular service different from a website. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to several servers simultaneously, every single server handling a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will not be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for two records that are used for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values which you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every shared web hosting that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler in comparison with what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least 2 servers dealing with the same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain operational after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we understand how frustrating it may be to manage DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to set up an SRV record with no problems. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have to input the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it's edited or deleted.