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 website. By creating a number of SRV records, you are able to use the domain with different providers and point it to a number of servers simultaneously, every single server managing a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain name within a cloud hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks in the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to create a new record compared to other hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you may set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an added option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Because we know how aggravating it could be to handle DNS records, we're going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to create an SRV record with no difficulties. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to input the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or deleted.