SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a particular service different from an Internet site. By creating a few SRV records, you are able to use the domain with different companies and point it to several servers simultaneously, each server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the very same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using 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 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 that you have set.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
You're going to be able to create a new SRV record for any one of the domain names you host within a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you are able to manage them without difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record that you create will be active. Hepsia features a very user-friendly interface and all it will take to set up an SRV record is to fill in just a few 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 default values, which you can leave except if the other company needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to be active in case you modify it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Since we know how annoying it could be to deal with DNS records, we will present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain addresses within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to create an SRV record with no difficulties. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to type in the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or deleted.