SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain name for a particular service different from an Internet site. By creating a few SRV records, you are able to use the domain name with different providers and direct it to several servers simultaneously, every single server managing a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the real 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 you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux shared package we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have at least two servers managing the same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As we acknowledge how annoying it may be to manage DNS records, we will present you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as a part of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain addresses within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to create an SRV record without issues. We've got a step-by-step guide, that'll make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to input the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to change the priority and the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it is modified or erased.