SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain for a specific service different from a website. By creating a few SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to numerous servers at once, each and every server handling a separate service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will not be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for two records which are used for the very same service, but forward 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 various machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain in a cloud hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to set up a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you may set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can pick how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you can leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a new SRV record for any domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than several mouse clicks via a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool within your Hepsia website hosting CP, you could make any record you need and once you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must insert the record value, the protocol, the service and the port number and you'll be set. Additionally, if the other company requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have lots of possibilities if you use many servers for a particular service. You may also define how long the new SRV record will remain active in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.