SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from an Internet site. By creating a number of SRV records, you can use the domain name with different companies and point it to several servers at once, each server managing a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values which 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 included in it are managed by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you sign in to your website hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary info and your new SRV record is going to be active in several 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 upon how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it is going to remain active after you modify or erase it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A new SRV record may be created in just seconds for each domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a rather easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you may set up records via the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to enter the service, port number and protocol information along with the record value in them and the new record will be active right after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You are able to adjust each of the two in case the other provider has asked you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain functioning if changed or removed, could also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.