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 setting up a couple of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain with different companies and point it to a number of servers at once, each and every server handling a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using 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 real software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
If you host a domain within a shared hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record compared to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you could set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like clients to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As we recognize how irritating it could be to manage DNS records, we'll give you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without any difficulties. We also have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to input the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a matter 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 most records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it is changed or removed.