SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a website. By setting up a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different companies and point it to a number of servers at a time, each and every server handling a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will not be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the exact same service, but point 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 example, and have the real software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values you have set.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
If you host a domain in a website hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to create a new record compared to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you could set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an added option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Because we know how aggravating it can be to manage DNS records, we'll offer you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as an element of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without any complications. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things that much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to enter the details 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 these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it's changed or removed.