SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a particular service different from a website. By creating a number of SRV records, you are able to use the domain with different companies and point it to numerous servers simultaneously, each and every server handling a separate service. You are able to 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 2 records that are used for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Hosting
The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every hosting
we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least 2 servers managing the same service. If you use a machine from a different company, 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 understand how aggravating it may be to handle DNS records, we're going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as a part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server
account from us, you'll be able to set up an SRV record without complications. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things that much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to input the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in 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 almost all records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it's changed or deleted.