SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a specific service different from a website. By creating a number of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain address with different companies and point it to several servers at the same time, every single server handling a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the exact same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having 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 various machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
You are going to be able to create a brand new SRV record for each of the domain addresses you host in a shared web hosting account on our groundbreaking cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them with ease via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record that you set up will be active. Hepsia includes a rather user-friendly interface and all it will require 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 standard values, that you can leave except when the other company demands different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to be active when you change it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As we realize how annoying it may be to handle DNS records, we are going to present you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to create an SRV record with no difficulties. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to enter the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to modify the priority and the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your 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 usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it is changed or deleted.