SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a specific service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain address with different companies and forward it to a number of servers at once, each server managing a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the exact same service, but direct 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 actual software running on a number of 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
If you have a website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are handled 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 with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you log in to your hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record will be active in several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. When required, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you modify 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
Since we understand how annoying it could be to manage DNS records, we'll present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to set up an SRV record without any problems. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to input the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave these 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 typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it is modified or removed.