SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain name for a certain service different from a website. By setting up a few SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to many servers at a time, each server handling a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the exact same service, but point 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 real software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
If you host a domain address in a website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it much easier to set up a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol as well as 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 depending on which server you want users to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can choose how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A brand new SRV record can be created in just seconds for each domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a rather easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to set up records with the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You have to input the service, port number and protocol details as well as the record value in them and the new record will be live shortly after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You may adjust any of the two in case the other provider has requested you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain working if changed or erased, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.