SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain name for a specific service different from a site. By creating a number of SRV records, you can use the domain with different providers and direct it to several servers at a time, every single server handling a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.
SRV Records in Hosting
You will be able to create a brand new SRV record for any one of the domain names you host inside a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them without any difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record which you set up is going to be active. Hepsia comes with a very user-friendly interface and all it takes to create an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record is going to 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 unless the other company needs different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to be active in case you modify it or delete it at some point, the standard one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As we acknowledge how irritating it can be to manage DNS records, we'll provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain addresses inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without problems. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will need to type in the details that the other company has provided 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 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) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it is edited or deleted.