SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a specific service different from a site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you are able to use the domain address with different companies and forward it to many servers at the same time, each and every server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every Linux shared web hosting we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more complicated than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to log in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port details. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have at least 2 servers managing the same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A new SRV record can be created in a matter of seconds for each and every domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a really easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you'll be able to create records via the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You have to enter the service, port number and protocol details along with the record value in them and the new record is going to be live shortly after that. The priority and weight options could be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You could change each of the two if the other company has requested you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain live if edited or removed, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.