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 a site. By creating a number of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to numerous servers at once, each and every server handling a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will never be any interference. You could also 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 address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
You'll be able to set up a brand new SRV record for any of the domains you host within a shared website hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you can manage them effortlessly via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record that you set up will be active. Hepsia includes a really user-friendly interface and all it will take to set up an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave unless the other company demands different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to be active in case you edit it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Since we realize how irritating it may be to manage DNS records, we're going to give you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as an element of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to create an SRV record with no problems. We have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things 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 recommendations to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it is modified or deleted.