SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to employ a domain name for a particular service different from a website. By setting up a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain name with different companies and forward it to several servers at a time, every single server handling a different 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 individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are used for the same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With 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 providers. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you've set.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every Linux shared web hosting we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple compared to what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more complicated than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have at least a couple of servers managing the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain functional after you edit it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a completely new SRV record for each and every domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than several mouse clicks via a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS management tool within your Hepsia hosting CP, you are able to create any record that you need and as soon as you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to type in the record value, the protocol, the service as well as the port number and you will be ready. Optionally, if the other service provider requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have a number of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. You may also specify how long the new SRV record will remain active if you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.