SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a certain service different from a website. By creating a number of SRV records, you can use the domain address with different companies and direct it to several servers simultaneously, each server managing a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will never be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for 2 records which are used for the same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
Provided you have a web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are managed by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you sign in to your hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill several boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record is going to be active in a few hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If required, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it is going to remain active after you edit or delete it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you'll be able to take advantage of the easy to work with DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It's going to give you a quite simple user interface to set up a new record for any domain hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Via simple text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to 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 planning to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Additionally, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.