SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain for a specific service different from a site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you are able to use the domain address with different providers and direct it to numerous servers at once, each server handling a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the same service, but forward 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 actual software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to set up a brand new SRV record for each of the domain names that you host inside a shared website hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you are able to manage them effortlessly in the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record that you create is going to be active. Hepsia includes a highly intuitive interface and all it takes to set up an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you can leave except when the other provider demands different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to stay active if you change it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we acknowledge how annoying it could be to deal with DNS records, we'll give you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without problems. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will need 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 / or the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it is edited or erased.