SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a particular service different from a website. By creating a number of SRV records, you are able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to numerous servers at once, each server managing a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will not be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every shared hosting that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have no less than 2 servers handling the same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Through a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to use our easy to navigate DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It's going to provide you with a quite simple interface to create a new record for every single domain address hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Via basic text boxes, you'll have to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. Additionally, you'll be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. In addition, you have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.