SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a particular service different from a site. By creating a number of SRV records, you can use the domain address with different companies and forward it to many servers at the same time, each server handling a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the exact same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
In case you have a shared web hosting
account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are managed by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record will be active within several hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you change or delete it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Using a semi-dedicated server
solution from us, you will be able to take advantage of our easy to work with DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It'll offer you a very simple user interface to create a new record for each domain hosted in the account, so if you want to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with a few clicks. Via simple text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. In addition, you're going to be able to choose 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 may set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Additionally, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.