SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain for a particular service different from an Internet site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you can use the domain with different companies and direct it to a number of servers at a time, each and every server handling a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will never be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values 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 name added in it are managed by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your website hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill several boxes with the necessary info and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If necessary, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will 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 if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Because we recognize how irritating it could be to deal with DNS records, we'll provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to set up an SRV record with no issues. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things that much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will have to type in the info 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 can leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or removed.