SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a particular service different from a site. By setting up a few SRV records, you’ll be able to use the domain name with different providers and forward it to several servers simultaneously, each server managing a different service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using an SRV record you can employ your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values that you've set.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
Provided you have a cloud website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain included in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you log in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes with the required data and your new SRV record is going to be active within several hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If needed, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it is going to remain active after you change or erase it. The default 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
Through a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to take advantage of the user-friendly DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It's going to offer you a quite simple user interface to set up a new record for any domain hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. Also, you'll 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 can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. In addition, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.