SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a website. By setting up a number of SRV records, you can use the domain with different providers and point it to several servers simultaneously, each and every server managing a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there won't be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the exact same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the specific software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values you have set.
SRV Records in Website Hosting
If you host a domain within a website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with a few clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record in comparison to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will only need to fill a few boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you may set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you would like customers to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not required otherwise, you can leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A completely new SRV record could be created within just seconds for any domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a really easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could set up records using the DNS management tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to type the service, port number and protocol details along with the record value in them and the new record will be active shortly after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You'll be able to change any of the two if the other company has required you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record is going to remain active if changed or removed, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.