SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from a site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you can use the domain name with different companies and direct it to a number of servers simultaneously, each server handling a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for two records that are used for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
Provided you have a cloud web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain included in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you sign in to your web hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes with the required info and your new SRV record will be active in a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it is going to remain active after you change or remove it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Since we recognize how frustrating it can be to deal with DNS records, we are going to give you an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to set up an SRV record with no problems. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll have to enter the information 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 / or the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value shows the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or deleted.