SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a particular service different from a site. By creating a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain address with different providers and point it to many servers at the same time, each server handling a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will not be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for two records that are used for the exact same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having 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 specific software running on a number of machines with different companies. 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 Website Hosting
In case you have a website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are handled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you sign in to your website hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record is going to be active within a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If required, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it's going to remain active after you edit or delete it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As we acknowledge how annoying it could be to deal with DNS records, we're going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain addresses inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record without any complications. We've got a step-by-step guide, that'll make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have 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 change the priority and the weight values, you can 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) may also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it's changed or removed.