SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain for a specific service different from an Internet site. By creating a few SRV records, you can use the domain address with different providers and forward it to numerous servers at once, each server handling a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each and 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 same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you host a domain name in a shared web hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to create a new record compared to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be set. 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 2 you can set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like users to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a completely new SRV record for every single domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than a couple of mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can create any record that you need and as soon as you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to input the record value, the protocol, the service and also the port number and you'll be ready. In addition, if the other company requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you've got numerous possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a particular service. You may also define how long the new SRV record will remain active in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.