SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain for a certain service different from a site. By creating a number of SRV records, you are able to use the domain address with different companies and forward it to numerous servers simultaneously, each server managing a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values that you've set.
SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting
Provided you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you sign in to your hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill a couple of boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record will be active in several hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. When required, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it'll remain active after you modify or remove it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
By using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you will be able to employ our easy to work with DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It is going to offer you a simple interface to create a new record for each domain hosted in the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with just a few clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you must have from the company providing you the service. In addition, you will be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Moreover, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.