SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain for a specific service different from an Internet site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain address with different companies and direct it to many servers simultaneously, each and every server managing a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will not be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for two records that are used for the exact same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having 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 a number of machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
You will be able to set up a completely new SRV record for any one of the domains that you host inside a shared web hosting account on our groundbreaking cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them with ease via 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 highly intuitive interface and all it takes to set up 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 the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave unless of course the other company demands 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 edit it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Since we recognize how annoying it could be to deal with DNS records, we are going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without complications. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things that much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will need to input the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave these 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 usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it's edited or deleted.