SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain name for a certain service different from a website. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you will be able to use the domain name with different companies and point it to several servers at the same time, each server handling a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there won't be any interference. You can also set different priorities and weight for two records which are used for the exact same service, but forward 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 instance, and have the actual software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours is going to use depends on the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia CP, included with each and every cloud hosting package we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have no less than 2 servers dealing with the same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
By using a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to use our intuitive DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP. It'll give you a rather simple interface to create a new record for each domain address hosted within the account, so if you would like to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with just a couple of mouse clicks. Through basic text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company offering you the service. In addition, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the exact 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 change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.