SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain name for a specific service different from a site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you can use the domain name with different providers and point it to several servers at once, each server managing a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the real software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
You'll be able to create a new SRV record for any one of the domain addresses that you host inside a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you can manage them with ease via the respective section of your Hepsia CP and just minutes later any new record you set up will be active. Hepsia comes with a really intuitive interface and all it will require to create an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol and also 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 provider needs different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to stay active if you edit it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Since we acknowledge how aggravating it can be to deal with DNS records, we are going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to create an SRV record without any issues. We have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things that much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will have to input the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within 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 almost all records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it's changed or deleted.