SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain name for a specific service different from a website. By creating a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to numerous servers at a time, each and every server managing a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will never be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host a domain in a cloud website hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If you're not asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As we recognize how aggravating it may be to handle DNS records, we will offer you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as a part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without any difficulties. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will need to enter 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 the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it is modified or removed.