SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a site. By setting up a few SRV records, you can use the domain address with different companies and forward it to numerous servers at a time, every single server managing a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will not be any interference. You could also set individual priorities and weight for two records that are used for the exact same service, but point 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 specific software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every Linux shared web hosting service we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler compared to what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more difficult than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have at least two servers handling the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you are going to be able to use our easy to work with DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting CP. It is going to provide you with a rather simple interface to set up a new record for each and every domain hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Via basic text boxes, you will need to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company offering you the service. Furthermore, 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 standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. In addition, you will have the option to adjust 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 remove it or modify it.