SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a particular service different from an Internet site. By creating a few SRV records, you are able to use the domain with different providers and forward it to numerous servers simultaneously, each and every server managing a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will not be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can use your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we know how aggravating it may be to handle DNS records, we are going to give you an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as an element of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain addresses inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to set up an SRV record without troubles. We've got a step-by-step guide, that will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to input the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to change the priority and the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your brand 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 normally 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's edited or deleted.