SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a specific service different from an Internet site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain with different providers and direct it to many servers at the same time, each server managing a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for two records that are used for the very 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 specific software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Hosting
If you have a hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are managed by our system, you'll be able to set up 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 sign in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes with the required info and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If needed, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you edit or delete it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Since we realize how irritating it may be to manage DNS records, we will give you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to create an SRV record with no troubles. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to type in the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within 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 the majority of records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it is edited or deleted.