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 site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain address with different providers and forward it to many servers at a time, each and every server handling a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are used for the same service, but point 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 various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

In case you have a shared web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are managed by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you log in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill a few boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record is going to be active within a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If needed, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it's going to remain active after you modify or delete it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A completely new SRV record could be created in just seconds for each domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, which is used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a rather easy-to-use interface, so you will 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 through the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You have to input the service, port number and protocol details in addition to the record value in them and the new record will be operational right after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You could change each of the two in case the other company has required you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record is going to remain working if changed or erased, could also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.