SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a certain service different from an Internet site. By creating a few SRV records, you will be able to use the domain address with different companies and point it to several servers at a time, every single server managing a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have no less than a couple of servers handling the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they could 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 functional after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
As we understand how irritating it can be to deal with DNS records, we're going to give you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to create an SRV record without issues. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to input the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a few 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 reveals the time the record will keep existing after it is modified or removed.