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 website. By creating a few SRV records, you are able to use the domain with different companies and direct it to a number of servers at the same time, every single server handling a different service. You can specify the port number for the connection to each and every machine, so there will not be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for two records that are employed for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the actual software running on a number of machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use will depend on the priority and weight values which you have set.
SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain added in it are managed by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you sign in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll simply have 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 type in the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If necessary, you may also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it is going to remain active after you edit or delete it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a completely new SRV record for every single domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than a few mouse clicks via a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you could make any record you need and once you choose SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to insert the service, the protocol, the record value and the port number and you'll be ready. Additionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got quite a lot of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. You may also outline how long the newly created SRV record will remain live if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.