SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain name for a specific service different from an Internet site. By setting up a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain name with different companies and point it to a number of servers at the same time, every single server handling a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the same service, but point 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 instance, and have the real software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
If you host a domain address in a web hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you will be able to create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record compared to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you want customers to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new SRV record for every single domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than just a few clicks through a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia website hosting CP, you are able to create any record that you need and when you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to insert the record value, the protocol, the service and also the port number and you'll be set. In addition, if the other service provider requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values when 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 have a great deal of possibilities if you use many servers for a specific service. You could also outline how long the new SRV record will remain active in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.