SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a specific service different from an Internet site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain address with different companies and point it to a number of servers at a time, each server handling a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for two records which are employed for the very same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain address 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 client of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values that you've set.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every website hosting we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is simpler than what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You can 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 same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a completely new SRV record for every single domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than several clicks via a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia website hosting CP, you could make any record that you need and as soon as you pick SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to input the record value, the service, the protocol and the port number and you'll be all set. Additionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have numerous possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a particular service. You can also specify how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.