SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain name for a certain service different from a website. By setting up a few SRV records, you will be able to use the domain address with different providers and forward it to a number of servers at a time, every single server managing a separate service. You can specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there will never be any interference. You can also set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
If you host a domain name in a shared hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it much easier to create a new record compared with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be all set. 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 in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like users to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to employ the easy to work with DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It's going to offer you a quite simple user interface to create a new record for every single domain name hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with only a few clicks. Via simple text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. In addition, you're going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are going 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 necessary. Additionally, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.