SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a particular service different from a website. By setting up a number of SRV records, you can use the domain address with different providers and point it to numerous servers at a time, every single server managing a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for two records that are used for the same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, 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
Provided you have a web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are managed by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you sign in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record is going to be active in several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you edit or erase it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A completely new SRV record can be created in just seconds for any domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a very easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to create records via the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to input the service, port number and protocol information along with the record value in them and the new record is going to be live soon after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You may change each of the two if the other company has required you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain working if changed or deleted, may also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.