SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain name for a particular service different from a site. By setting up a few SRV records, you are able to use the domain name with different providers and forward it to numerous servers at once, each and every server handling a different service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the very same service, but direct to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. Using 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 real software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every shared web hosting plan that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is simpler than what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have at least a couple of servers managing the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you change it in the future.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
By using a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you are going to be able to use our easy to work with DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It is going to give you a rather simple user interface to set up a new record for each domain address hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you will need to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. In addition, you will be able to choose 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 can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. In addition, you have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.