SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a specific service different from an Internet site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different companies and direct it to numerous servers at a time, each server managing a separate service. You can 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 which are employed for the same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With 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 specific software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.
SRV Records in Web Hosting
Provided you have a web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are managed by our system, you will be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your web hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record will be active in a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If necessary, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it is going to remain active after you edit or erase it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Through a semi-dedicated server package from us, you are going to be able to use our easy to navigate DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting CP. It will give you a rather simple user interface to create a new record for any domain address hosted in the account, so if you would like to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Through simple text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Moreover, you're going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. In addition, you 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 active in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.