SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from an Internet site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain address with different companies and direct it to numerous servers at a time, each and every server handling a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for two records that are used for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

You're going to be able to create a brand new SRV record for any of the domain names which you host within a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them without difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record which you create is going to be active. Hepsia includes a rather 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 will be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you could leave unless of course the other provider demands different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to stay active when you change it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since we recognize how frustrating it could be to manage DNS records, we're going to give you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to create an SRV record with no problems. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to enter the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but usually 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 erased.