SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a certain service different from a site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to several servers simultaneously, each and every server handling a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the real software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
You'll be able to set up a new SRV record for each of the domain names you host within a shared website hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them with ease via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record which you set up is going to be active. Hepsia includes a very intuitive interface and all it will require to set up an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, that you can leave unless the other company demands different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to stay active in case you edit it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A new SRV record could be created in a matter of seconds for any domain name hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a very easy-to-use interface, so you will 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 using the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to type the service, port number and protocol information plus the record value in them and the new record will be live right after that. The priority and weight options could be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You are able to change any of the two in case the other provider has required you to do so. Also, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain working if changed or removed, could also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.