SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain name for a particular service different from an Internet site. By setting up a few SRV records, you can use the domain address with different companies and direct it to many servers simultaneously, each server handling a separate 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 could also set individual priorities and weight for 2 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 name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every shared web hosting plan we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple compared to what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more complex than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than 2 servers dealing with the same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As we acknowledge how annoying it could be to deal with DNS records, we will present you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to set up an SRV record without troubles. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will have to input the info that the other company has provided 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 matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it's modified or removed.