SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a website. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you can use the domain address with different companies and direct it to many servers simultaneously, each server managing a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for two records that are used for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can use your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain added in it are handled by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you sign in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill a few 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 that you would like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it'll remain active after you edit or remove it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you'll be able to take advantage of the intuitive DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting CP. It'll provide you with a very simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain name hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Through simple text boxes, you'll need to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Moreover, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Moreover, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.