Learn more details on SRV records - what are they and when you'll have to use them for your web site.
SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from a site. By creating a number of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to several servers simultaneously, every single server handling a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will never be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having 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 real 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 Shared Web Hosting
If you host a domain name within a shared web hosting
account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it more simple to set up a new record compared to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you may set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you would like customers to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Since we realize how annoying it could be to manage DNS records, we are going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as a part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server
account from our company, you'll be able to create an SRV record with no complications. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to enter the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and / or 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) can also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it's changed or erased.