SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain for a specific service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you will be able to use the domain with different providers and direct it to numerous servers at once, each server handling a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain name 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 companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every shared website hosting service that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is simpler compared to what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than two servers dealing with the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a completely new SRV record for any domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and is going to take no more than several clicks via a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia website hosting CP, you could make any record that you need and once you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to type in the service, the protocol, the record value and the port number and you'll be set. Furthermore, if the other service provider requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you've got numerous possibilities if you use many servers for a specific service. You can also determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.