SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to employ a domain for a certain service different from a website. By setting up a few SRV records, you are able to use the domain with different companies and forward it to a number of servers simultaneously, each server managing a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You could also set different priorities and weight for two records which 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 or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are handled by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes with the necessary info and your new SRV record will be active within a few 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 depending on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If necessary, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it'll remain active after you edit or remove it. The standard TTL value for the majority of 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 plan from us, you'll be able to use the intuitive DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP. It is going to offer you a simple user interface to create a new record for any domain hosted within the account, so if you want to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you'll need to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. Moreover, you're going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Furthermore, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.