SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a particular service different from an Internet site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain name with different providers and direct it to several servers at the same time, each server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will not be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for two records which are used for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With 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 several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia CP, included with each and every shared web hosting service that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least a couple of servers handling the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
By using a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you're going to be able to take advantage of our intuitive DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It's going to provide you with a simple user interface to create a new record for every single domain name hosted in the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Additionally, you'll be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Additionally, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.