Discover more info on SRV records - what are they and when you will have to use them for your site.
SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a particular service different from a website. By creating a couple of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain with different companies and point it to several servers simultaneously, every single server managing a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can employ your domain address 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 customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Since we recognize how frustrating it could be to deal with DNS records, we'll provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without any complications. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to input the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to change the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may 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 is edited or erased.