SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a certain service different from an Internet site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you can use the domain with different providers and point it to numerous servers at the same time, each server handling a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for two records that are used for the exact same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can use your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values that you've set.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every shared hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more complicated than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least 2 servers handling the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to use the user-friendly DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It'll offer you a simple interface to set up a new record for each and every domain hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with just a couple of clicks. Through basic text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Also, you will be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. In addition, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.