SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a particular service different from a website. By creating a number of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain address with different companies and point it to many servers at once, each server managing a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for two records which are used for the same service, but point 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 example, and have the specific 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 you have set.

SRV Records in Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every hosting service we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is simpler than what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port info. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have at least 2 servers managing the same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since we acknowledge how annoying it could be to manage DNS records, we're going to present you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain addresses within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to set up an SRV record without any issues. We've got a step-by-step guide, that'll make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to enter the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it's changed or erased.