SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain name for a certain service different from an Internet site. By creating a number of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain name with different providers and direct it to a number of servers at a time, each server managing a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the exact same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux cloud website hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple compared to what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more difficult than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port details. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than 2 servers handling the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we understand how frustrating it could be to handle DNS records, we'll present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain addresses within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record without any problems. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have to enter the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to change the priority and the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within 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 keep existing after it's modified or removed.