SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to employ a domain for a specific service different from an Internet site. By creating a number of SRV records, you are able to use the domain name with different providers and forward it to several servers simultaneously, every single server handling a separate service. You could specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will not be any interference. You may as well set different priorities and weight for 2 records that are used for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can use your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the real software running on various machines with different companies. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain included in it are managed by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you log in to your hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record is going to be active within a few hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If required, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you change or erase it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to benefit from our user-friendly DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It will offer you a quite simple user interface to create a new record for any domain hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with just a couple of clicks. Using very simple text boxes, you will have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Also, you'll 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 very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. In addition, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.