SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a specific service different from a site. By creating a number of SRV records, you are able to use the domain name with different providers and direct it to a number of servers at the same time, every single server handling a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed 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 name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
You'll be able to set up a completely new SRV record for any one of the domain names that you host in a shared website hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them without difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia CP and minutes later any new record that you create 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 will be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you can leave except when the other company demands different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to stay active if you edit it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to benefit from our intuitive DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It will give you a rather simple interface to create a new record for every single domain address hosted within the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with just a couple of clicks. Through basic text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company offering you the service. In addition, you are going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you intend 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 if required. Additionally, you have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.