SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain for a specific service different from a website. By setting up a few SRV records, you are able to use the domain with different providers and direct it to several servers at once, each and every server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for 2 records which are used for the very same service, but direct 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 specific software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to create a completely new SRV record for any one of the domain names that you host inside a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you can manage them without difficulty through the respective section of your Hepsia CP and just minutes later any new record that you create will be active. Hepsia features a very intuitive interface and all it will take to create an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you can leave unless of course the other provider demands different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to be active in case you change it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Since we recognize how annoying it can be to deal with DNS records, we are going to give you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as a part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to create an SRV record without issues. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things that 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've given you specific directions 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 in 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 most records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it is edited or deleted.