SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a specific service different from a site. By creating a few SRV records, you can use the domain with different providers and direct it to numerous servers simultaneously, every single server handling a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will not be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are used for the exact same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Hosting
The Hepsia CP, included with each and every hosting plan that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have no less than a couple of servers dealing with the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a completely new SRV record for any domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than a few mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record you need and as soon as you pick SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to type in the record value, the protocol, the service as well as the port number and you will be ready. Additionally, if the other company requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have quite a lot of possibilities if you use many servers for a particular service. You may also outline how long the new SRV record will remain active if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.