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 setting up a number of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain address with different providers and direct it to several servers simultaneously, each and every server managing a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for two records which are used 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 instance, and have the specific software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values you have set.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you have a cloud web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are handled by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need with ease, 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 will simply have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record is going to be active within a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If necessary, you can even edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you modify or remove it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As we know how irritating it can be to manage DNS records, we are going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as a part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, 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 difficulties. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things that much easier. Using an intuitive 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 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 couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it's edited or deleted.