SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a particular service different from an Internet site. By setting up a few SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain with different companies and direct it to a number of servers at once, each server handling a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for 2 records which are used for the very same service, but direct 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 instance, and have the real software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
You are going to be able to set up a completely new SRV record for any of the domain addresses which you host inside a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them without difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record which you set up will be active. Hepsia features a rather user-friendly interface and all it takes to set up an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol and also the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you can leave except when the other provider requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to be active if you edit it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Because we acknowledge how frustrating it may be to handle DNS records, we're going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as a part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain addresses within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record without any problems. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll 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 the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it's edited or removed.