SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a particular service different from a website. By creating a number of SRV records, you can use the domain with different companies and point it to numerous servers at once, each server managing a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will not be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are used for the very same service, but forward 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 specific software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values that you've set.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are handled by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you sign in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill several boxes with the required data and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If required, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you change or erase it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Using a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you're going to 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 will offer you a rather simple interface to set up a new record for each and every domain name hosted within the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Using very simple text boxes, you'll have to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Also, you're going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Moreover, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or change it.