SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain for a particular service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you are able to use the domain name with different providers and point it to numerous servers at once, every single server handling a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for two records that are used for the same service, but forward 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 real software running on several machines with different providers. Which one a client of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
In case you have a shared web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are controlled by our system, you will be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you sign in to your web hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill several boxes with the necessary info and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use along with 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 requires. If needed, you can even edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you modify or delete it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A completely new SRV record can be created within just seconds for every single domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a rather easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you may create records with the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You need to enter the service, port number and protocol information along with the record value in them and the new record is going to be operational soon after that. The priority and weight options can be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You'll be able to change any of the two in case the other company has requested you to do so. Also, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record will remain working if changed or deleted, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.