SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a particular service different from an Internet site. By setting up a number of SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain with different companies and direct it to a number of servers at a time, each and every server handling a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for two records that are used for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can use your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your web hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes with the required data and your new SRV record is going to be active within a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If needed, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it is going to remain active after you change or remove it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you are going to be able to benefit from our user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting CP. It'll provide you with a quite simple user interface to create a new record for each and every domain hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with just a couple of clicks. Via basic text boxes, you will need to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Furthermore, 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 default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Furthermore, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.