SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a certain service different from an Internet site. By setting up a few SRV records, you are able to use the domain address with different companies and direct it to a number of servers at a time, each server managing a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every Linux shared package we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have at least two servers managing the same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As we acknowledge how irritating it could be to manage DNS records, we are going to give you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to create an SRV record with no problems. We've got a step-by-step guide, that'll make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will need to input the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions to change the priority and the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a matter 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 the majority of records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it is modified or deleted.