SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain for a particular service different from a site. By creating a couple of SRV records, you’re able to use the domain name with different providers and point it to many servers at the same time, every single server handling a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for two records which are used for the exact same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can employ your domain address 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 client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values you have set.
SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host a domain address in a cloud website 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 just a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a few boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like users to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an added option, you can select 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. If you're not required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A new SRV record can be created in just seconds for every single domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to control the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could create records with the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You will need to input the service, port number and protocol information plus the record value in them and the new record is going to be operational right after that. The priority and weight options may be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You'll be able to adjust any of the two if the other company has requested you to do so. Also, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain active if edited or erased, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.